D-alpha-Amino-beta-phenylpropionic acid may be light sensitive. D-alpha-Amino-beta-phenylpropionic acid reacts with strong oxidizing agents, acids and bases. . Act as weak acids in solution.
White crystalline powder
Air & Water Reactions
Water soluble. Aqueous solutions are weakly acidic.
Needles or prisms.
D-Phenylalanine, also known as D-alpha-Amino-beta-phenylpropionic acid, is a kind of non-proteinogenic amino acid. The biological function of D-phenylalanine remains unclear. However, it has certain anti-depressant, analgesic activities and pharmacological activity at niacin receptor II. The mechanism action of its analgesic activity seems to originate from its inhibition of enkephalin degradation by the carboxypeptidase A. It can also be used as pharmaceutical intermediates that are mainly used to treat, prevent osteoporosis, cardiovascular, diabetes and arterioscleros.
ChEBI: The D-enantiomer of phenylalanine.
Flash point data for D-alpha-Amino-beta-phenylpropionic acid are not available, however D-alpha-Amino-beta-phenylpropionic acid is probably combustible.
Christianson, D. W., et al. "Binding of D-phenylalanine and D-tyrosine to carboxypeptidase A. " Journal of Biological Chemistry264.22(1989):12849-53.