Name: 3-Aminopropanoic acid
Other name: β-Alanine; beta-Alanine
Appearance: white bipyramidal crystals
Melting point: 207 °C (decomposes)
Package: 1Kg, 5Kg, 25Kgs
Availability: regular product, in stock under 1000Kgs
Applications: Organic intermediate; nutrient supplements; food additive
β-Alanine (or beta-alanine) is a naturally occurring beta amino acid, which is an amino acid in which the amino group is at the β-position from the carboxylate group (i.e., two atoms away, see Figure 1). The IUPAC name for β-alanine is 3-aminopropanoic acid. Unlike its counterpart α-alanine, β-alanine has no stereocenter.
There is evidence that β-alanine supplementation can increase exercise performance, but there is concern about lack of information about safety.
Β-Alanine is white crystal powder, and could be dissolved into methanol, but not in diethyl ether and acetone.
UCHEM supply this chemical with the capacity of 60 metric tones.