Zinc L-aspartate

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Zinc L-aspartate
Zinc aspartate
Names
IUPAC name
Zinc (2S)-2-amino-4-hydroxy-4-oxobutanoate
Other names
Zinc aspartate
Identifiers
36393-20-1 N
ChemSpider 140862 N
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PubChem 160266
Properties
C8H12N2O8Zn
Molar mass 329.59848 g/mol
Appearance White crystalline powder
Density Solid
Hazards
Safety data sheet MSDS
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Zinc L-aspartate, often simply called zinc aspartate, is a chelated zinc supplement. Zinc aspartate is a salt of zinc with the amino acid aspartic acid.

Chemical properties[edit]

Zinc aspartate is a white crystalline powder. It is soluble in dilute hydrochloric acid and insoluble in water.[1]

Bioavailability[edit]

There are no specific bioavailability studies that were made available on this dietary mineral. It is assumed that the reported solubility of zinc aspartate in diluted hydrochloric acid will allow its dissociation and absorption in the stomach. However, it was not clear if further absorption could take place in the intestine considering its reported insolubility in water.[2]

Hazards[edit]

Potential acute health effects may include skin and eye irritation. If inhaled, it can cause lung irritation.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Technical dossier, 2005f[clarification needed]
  2. ^ "SCIENTIFIC OPINION. Magnesium aspartate, potassium aspartate, magnesium potassium aspartate, calcium aspartate, zinc aspartate, and copper aspartate as sources for magnesium, potassium, calcium, zinc, and copper added for nutritional purposes to food supplements" (PDF). The EFSA Journal 883: 1–23. November 2008. Retrieved 2010-02-01.