S-Allyl cysteine

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S-Allyl cysteine
S-Allyl cysteine
S-Allyl cysteine
Abbreviations SAC
CAS number 21593-77-1 N
PubChem 9793905
ChemSpider 7969672 N
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Molecular formula C6H11NO2S
Molar mass 161.22 g/mol
Density 1.191 ± 0.06 g/cm3
Melting point 219-220 °C
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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S-Allyl cysteine (SAC) is an organic compound that is a natural constituent of fresh garlic. It is a derivative of the amino acid cysteine in which an allyl group has been added to the sulfur atom.

Allyl cysteine is currently being investigated as a potential cholesterol lowering agent[1] and as a chemopreventive.[2]

See also[edit]

  • Alliin, the S-oxide of allyl cysteine


  1. ^ Yeh Y Y; Liu L (2001). "Cholesterol-lowering effect of garlic extracts and organosulfur compounds: human and animal studies". Journal of Nutrition 131 (3s): 989S–93S. PMID 11238803. 
  2. ^ Arora, Annu; Tripathi, Chitra; Shukla, Yogeshwer (2005). "Garlic and its organosulfides as potential chemopreventive agents: a review". Current Cancer Therapy Reviews 1 (2): 199–205. doi:10.2174/1573394054021772. 

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