Monosodium Glutamate Excipient | Uses, Suppliers, and Specifications
Monosodium Glutamate (or MSG) is sodium 2-aminopentanedioate. In effect, MSG is the sodium salt of the naturally occurring amino acid glutamic acid. Its corresponding chemical formula is C5H8NO4Na. MSG intended for use as a pharmaceutical excipient is obtained commercially by fermentation of a suitable sugar source.
Pharmacopoeial Compliance: USP-NF
Synonyms and Trade Names: Monosodium Glutamate; Chinese Seasoning; E621; Glutamic Acid Monosodium Salt; Glutamic Acid, Sodium Salt; MSG; Sodium L-Glutamate; Sodium Glutamate Monohydrate
Uses and Applications: Buffering Agent; and Flavouring Agent
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