Tryptophan?

Eugene Leitl ui22204 at sunmail.lrz-muenchen.de
Wed Sep 6 11:53:30 EST 1995


On Tue, 5 Sep 1995, Peter Kincaid wrote:

> In article <41bnbr$357 at usenet.rpi.edu>, vredem at vccnorth12.its.rpi.edu
> (0192837465) wrote:
> 
> > Hello. How can one legally obtain tryptophan?
> 
> Tryptophan is an amino acid.  It's available from any of the chemical
> supply houses, like Fisher, Sigma, etc.  
> One word of caution.  What they'll sell you may NOT be the form that's
> typically for human use.  If you check with them, they'll tell you.

Second word of caution: apart from ensuring whether it is the right
enantiomere make sure it is fit for human consumption. Trace impurities
left over from synthesis were sometimes known for wrecking havoc on CNS.
(This is not very probable, but possible). 

-- Eugene

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