L-2-aminobutyric acid, alias L-(+) -2-aminobutyric acid, is white crystal or crystalline powder in appearance, at 20℃, 100ml water can dissolve 22.7g of L-2-aminobutyric acid, its molecular formula is molecular formula C4H9NO2, molecular weight 103.1198, Cas1492-24-6, EINECS216-083-3.
L-2-aminobutyric acid is an amino acid, which is also an important chemical raw material and pharmaceutical intermediate. As a natural amino acid, L-2-aminobutyric acid can play a role in inhibiting neural information transmission in human body, while AS a pharmaceutical intermediate, L-2-aminobutyric acid is mainly used as an important chiral intermediate of a variety of chiral drugs for drug synthesis. In the medical field, L-2-aminobutyric acid can be used in the synthesis of levetiracetam, an antiepileptic drug, and as a chiral precursor of ethambutol hydrochloride, a bacteriostatic anti-tuberculosis drug. Thus, L-2-aminobutyric acid has a very important position in the field of medicine.