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Product specification

Formula: C5H10NO2S
MW: 149.21
Purity: ≥95%
Appearance: White to off-white crystalline powder
Solubility: H2O(11.1 g/100 mL (20 ºC)
Storage: 2-8°C
CAS Number: 52-67-5
Synonyms: H-β,β-Dimethyl-D-Cys-OH, H-β-Mercapto-D-Val-OH; D-Penicillamine
Chemical name: (S)-2-amino-3-mercapto-3-methylbutanoic acid
Cat.number: VD-Ant-0337

Product Description

D-Penicillamine, a reducing and chelating agent, is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. It is less toxic than the L-enantiomer. The amino acid is a characteristic degradation product of penicillin-type antibiotics.

Product References
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