What are the applications of L-2 aminobutyric acid?

L-2-aminobutyric acid is an amino acid that has a primary amine and a carboxylic acid functional group on its alpha carbon, as well as a side chain containing a single methylene group (-CH2-). L-2-aminobutyric acid is a non-proteinogenic amino acid, meaning it is not commonly found in proteins.

L-2-aminobutyric acid, also known as L-2-AB or L-AABA, has several applications, including:

As a research tool to study protein structures and functions.

As a chiral building block in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals.

As a dietary supplement for its potential health benefits, such as promoting muscle growth and improving cognitive function.

As a component in the production of biodegradable polymers and coatings.

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