Synonyms: (R)-3-Carboxy-2-hydroxy-N,N,N-trimethyl-1-propanaminium hydroxide,inner salt; (R)-(3-Carboxy-2-hydroxypropyl)trimethylammonium hydroxide, inner salt; Vitamin BT
Molecular Formula: C7H15NO3
Molecular Weight: 197.66
CAS Number: 541-15-1
L-Carnitine has a slight characteristic odor. L-Carnitine is extremely hygroscopic and even deliquescent and L-Carnitine can liquefy on exposure to air. L-Carnitine is highly soluble in water, in alcohol, in alkaline solutions and in dilute mineral acids. L-Carnitine is practically insoluble in acetone or ethyl acetate.
L-Carnitine is hygroscopic so it is suitable for all kinds of liquid applications. L-Carnitine is essential in the utilization of fatty acids and in transporting metabolic energy. And so L-Carnitine can promote normal growth and development, treat and possibly prevent cardiovascular disease, treat muscle disease, help build muscle, protect against liver disease, protect against diabetes, protect against kidney disease, and aid in dieting.