L-Arginine ethyl ester

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L-Arginine ethyl ester
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CAS number 28696-31-3
ChemSpider 3839984
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Molecular formula C8H18N4O2
Molar mass 202.25 g mol−1
Solubility in water soluble
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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L-Arginine ethyl ester or LAE is an alternative supplement form of the conditionally-essential amino acid arginine bound to an ethyl ester. Esters are organic compounds formed by esterification – the reaction of carboxylic acid and alcohols.

Physical and chemical properties[edit]

L-Arginine ethyl ester is a white powder quickly soluble in hot water. It has a characteristically bad and bitter taste, thus before drinking it is recommended to mix the powder with a strongly flavored beverage or citrus juice.[dubious ]


L-Arginine ethyl ester is biochemical reagent which can be used as a pharmaceutical intermediate.