N-Acetylmethionine
Title: N-Acetylmethionine
CAS Registry Number: 65-82-7
Molecular Formula: C7H13NO3S
Molecular Weight: 191.25
Percent Composition: C 43.96%, H 6.85%, N 7.32%, O 25.10%, S 16.77%
Line Formula: CH3SCH2CH2CH(NHCOCH3)COOH
Literature References: Prepn of racemic mixture: Wheeler, Ingersoll, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 73, 4604 (1951); Callanan, Patton, US 2745873 (1956 to Distillers Products). Resolution: Wheeler, Ingersoll, loc. cit.; Gillingham, US 3028395 (1962 to Parke, Davis); Tullar, US 3056799 (1962 to Sterling Drug); GB 1072876 (1967 to Tanabe Seiyaku), C.A. 67, 114015x (1967).
 
Derivative Type: DL-Form
Additional Names: Methionamine
Properties: Crystals from water, mp 114-115°.
Melting point: mp 114-115°
 
Derivative Type: D(+)-Form
Properties: Crystals from water or ethyl acetate, mp 104-105°. [a]D25 +20.3° (c = 4 in water).
Melting point: mp 104-105°
Optical Rotation: [a]D25 +20.3° (c = 4 in water)
 
Derivative Type: L(-)-Form
Properties: Crystals, mp 104°. [a]D25 -20.3°.
Melting point: mp 104°
Optical Rotation: [a]D25 -20.3°
 
Therap-Cat: DL-Form as lipotropic.
Keywords: Lipotropic.

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