beta-Alanine ethyl ester

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Beta-Alanine ethyl ester
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PubChem 419889
ChemSpider 371693 YesY
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Molecular formula C5H11NO2
Molar mass 117.15 g/mol
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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β-Alanine ethyl ester is the ethyl ester of β-alanine. It is typically produced and sold as the hydrochloride salt, which is chemically more stable. It is an ingredient in some nutritional supplement products, and is believed to be metabolized to beta-alanine by hydrolysis.[1]

Beta-alanine is a non-essential amino acid. In the body it is converted to other chemicals that can affect muscle. It is used for improving athletic performance and exercise capacity, building lean muscle mass, and improving physical functioning in the elderly.[2]

The effects of creatine and creatine plus beta-alanine on strength, power, body composition, and endocrine changes were examined during a 10-wk resistance training program in collegiate football players. Creatine plus beta-alanine supplementation appeared to have the greatest effect on lean tissue accruement and body fat composition.[3]


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