Aspartic Acid, L-FCC
Aspartic acid is a non-essential amino acid occurring in the L form. The FCC indicates the version meets grade requirements of the Food Chemical Codex and is safe to use in food, nutritional supplements, and beverages. It is often used in the treatment of chronic fatigue, due to its capacity for generating cellular energy.
Aspartic acid has a molecular weight of 133.103 g/mol and a heavy atom count of nine. It also has a hydrogen bond donor count of three and a hydrogen bond acceptor count of five. The complexity of the compound is 133. It also has both a monoisotopic and exact mass of 133.038 g/mol.
It has a melting point of 518 °F (270 °C) and is soluble in 53.6 mg/L of water at 77 °F (25 °C). Aspartic acid is also soluble in pyridine and dilute HCI. It is not soluble in ethanol, methanol, benzene, or ether. Aspartic acid has a density of 1.6603 at 55.4 °F (13 °C).
The amino acid helps transport minerals needed for the formation of healthy DNA and RNA to cells. Aspartic acid also strengthens the immune system by promoting increases in the production of antibodies and immunoglobulins.