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Creation date2015-10-09 22:32:55 UTC
Update date2017-01-19 02:36:37 UTC
FoodComEx IDPC000821
FoodDB RecordFDB023168
Chemical Information
DescriptionCysteine (abbreviated as Cys or C) is an alpha-amino acid. The L-isomer is one of the 22 proteinogenic amino acids, i.e., the building blocks of proteins. D-isomers are used as carbon, nitrogen, and energy source. Cysteine is unique among the twenty common amino acids because it contains a thiol group. [YMDB]. D-Cysteine is found in many foods, some of which are red raspberry, muscadine grape, pigeon pea, and groundcherry.
CAS Number921-01-7
(2S)-2-amino-3-Mercaptopropanoic acidChEBI
(2S)-2-amino-3-Sulfanylpropanoic acidChEBI
(2S)-2-amino-3-Sulphanylpropanoic acidGenerator
(S)-2-amino-3-Mercaptopropanoic acidChEBI
D-Amino-3-mercaptopropionic acidhmdb
Chemical FormulaC3H7NO2S
IUPAC name(2S)-2-amino-3-sulfanylpropanoic acid
InChI IdentifierInChI=1S/C3H7NO2S/c4-2(1-7)3(5)6/h2,7H,1,4H2,(H,5,6)/t2-/m1/s1
Isomeric SMILESN[C@H](CS)C(O)=O
Average Molecular Weight121.15
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight121.019749643
Chemical Taxonomy
Description Belongs to the class of organic compounds known as cysteine and derivatives. Cysteine and derivatives are compounds containing cysteine or a derivative thereof resulting from reaction of cysteine at the amino group or the carboxy group, or from the replacement of any hydrogen of glycine by a heteroatom.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassOrganic acids and derivatives
ClassCarboxylic acids and derivatives
Sub ClassAmino acids, peptides, and analogues
Direct ParentCysteine and derivatives
Alternative Parents
  • Cysteine or derivatives
  • Alpha-amino acid
  • D-alpha-amino acid
  • Amino acid
  • Alkylthiol
  • Carboxylic acid
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Primary amine
  • Organosulfur compound
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Organonitrogen compound
  • Organic nitrogen compound
  • Primary aliphatic amine
  • Carbonyl group
  • Amine
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organopnictogen compound
  • Organic oxide
  • Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic acyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
Experimental logPNot Available
Experimental Water SolubilityNot Available
Melting PointNot Available
Foods of Origin
FoodContent Range AverageReference
Production Data
Production Methodcommercial
Production Method ReferenceNot Available
Production Method Reference FileNot Available
Quantity AvailableProduction upon request, up to 20 mg
Delivery TimeNot Available
Storage Formsolid
Storage Conditions-80°C
StabilityNot Available
PurityNot Available
Spectral Data Upon RequestNot Available
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