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    Synonyms: a-Amino-g-methylmercaptobutyric acid; (S)-2-amino-4- (methylthio)butanoic acid; 2-amino-4-(methylthio)butyric acid; Lmethionine; methioninum; g-methylthio-a-aminobutyric acid.

    Description: Methionine occurs as a white or almost white, crystalline powder or
    colorless crystals.

    Chemical Name: (2S)-2-Amino-4-methylsulfanylbutanoic acid

    Flavoring agent; therapeutic agent.

    • Methionine is used in oral pharmaceutical formulations as a flavoring agent.

    • It has been included in parenteral formulations as a pH controlling agent, and it has also been used experimentally as an antioxidant with antibodies.

    • Methionine is also used therapeutically in oral tablets

    Methionine is incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.

    Methionine is used in oral pharmaceutical formulations. The pure form of methionine is mildly toxic by ingestion and by the IP route.

    Observe normal precautions appropriate to the circumstances and quantity of the material handled.

    D-Methionine; DL-methionine.