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An antioxidant and mucolytic agent
Catalog #: B1813

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SKU-Size Size Price Qty
B1813-1G 1 g
B1813-5G 5 g

Product Details

Alternate Name N-Acetylcysteine; LNAC; NAC
Appearance White to off-white solid
CAS # 616-91-1
Molecular Formula C₅H₉NO₃S
Molecular Weight 163.19
Purity ≥95%
Solubility H₂O (~ 100 mg/ml)
InChi InChI=1S/C5H9NO3S/c1-3(7)6-4(2-10)5(8)9/h4,10H,2H2,1H3,(H,6,7)(H,8,9)/t4-/m0/s1
PubChem CID 12035
MDL Number MFCD00004880
Handling Protect from air and moisture
Storage Conditions -20°C
Shipping Conditions Gel Pack
USAGE For Research Use Only! Not For Use in Humans.


N-Acetyl-L-cysteine is an antioxidant and mucolytic agent. As an antioxidant, NAC scavenges hydrogen peroxide, hydroxyl radical, and hypochlorous acid. Increases cellular pools of free radical scavengers. Reported to prevent apoptosis in neuronal cells but induce apoptosis in smooth muscle cells.

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