Monopotassium glutamate

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Monopotassium glutamate
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Names
IUPAC name
Potassium 2-amino-5-hydroxy-5-oxopentanoate
Other names
Potassium glutamate; E622; Glutamic acid potassium salt
Identifiers
540778-10-7 YesY
ChemSpider 13228 YesY
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PubChem 23669634
Properties
C5H8KNO4
Molar mass 185.22 g·mol−1
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Monopotassium glutamate (MPG) is a compound with formula KC5H8NO4. It is a potassium acid salt of glutamic acid.

It has the E number E622 and is used in foods as a flavor enhancer. It is a non-sodium MSG alternative.