This Thermo Scientific brand product was originally part of the Alfa Aesar product portfolio. Some documentation and label information may refer to the legacy brand. The original Alfa Aesar product / item code or SKU reference has not changed as a part of the brand transition to Thermo Scientific.
L-Cysteine hydrochloride monohydrate is used as a precursor in food, pharmaceutical and personal care products. It is actively involved in the production of flavors such as meat flavor obtained by reacting with sugars. It plays an important role as a key raw material for the manufacture of N-acetyl-L-cysteine, S-carboxymethyl-L-cysteine and L-cysteine base. It is involved in the treatment of liver disease as an antioxidant and antidote. Being an essential amino acid, it used as animal feed especially for sheep, which is responsible the growth of wool.
Soluble in cold water.
Air and light sensitive. Hygroscopic. Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, metals and hydrogen chloride.
RUO – Research Use Only