Title: Betasine
CAS Registry Number: 3734-24-5
CAS Name: b-Amino-4-hydroxy-3,5-diiodobenzenepropanoic acid
Additional Names: b-amino-4-hydroxy-3,5-diiodohydrocinnamic acid; b-(4-hydroxy-3,5-diiodophenyl)-b-alanine; b-(4-hydroxy-3,5-diiodophenyl)-b-aminopropionic acid; b-diiodotyrosine; betasinum; betazine
Molecular Formula: C9H9I2NO3
Molecular Weight: 432.98
Percent Composition: C 24.97%, H 2.10%, I 58.62%, N 3.23%, O 11.09%
Literature References: Prepn: Rodionov et al., Zh. Obshch. Khim. 27, 2234 (1957); Suvorov et al., SU 104779 (1957), C.A. 51, 8794b (1957).
Properties: Crystals, mp 178-179° (dec). Sparingly soluble in water; sol in aqueous solutions of hydrochloric acid, caustic alkalies and ammonia. Practically insol in organic solvents.
Melting point: mp 178-179° (dec)
Derivative Type: Ammonium salt
Properties: Crystals, mp 151-152° (dec). Difficultly soluble in cold water.
Melting point: mp 151-152° (dec)
Therap-Cat: Iodine source.
Keywords: Replenishers/Supplements; Iodine.
Status: This monograph has been retired and is no longer subject to revision or update.

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