Methionine Hydroxy Analog
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Title: Methionine Hydroxy Analog
CAS Registry Number: 583-91-5
CAS Name: 2-Hydroxy-4-(methylthio)butanoic acid
Additional Names: 2-hydroxy-4-(methylthio)butyric acid; 2-hydroxy-4-(methylmercapto)butyric acid
Trademarks: Alimet (Novus)
Molecular Formula: C5H10O3S
Molecular Weight: 150.20
Percent Composition: C 39.98%, H 6.71%, O 31.96%, S 21.35%
Line Formula: CH3SCH2CH2CH(OH)COOH
Literature References: Prepn (not claimed) and use as poultry feed additive: E. S. Blake, R. J. Wineman, US 2745745 (1956 to Monsanto). HPLC determn in feeds: A. Baudichau et al., J. Sci. Food Agric. 38, 1 (1987). Use as a feed additive for livestock: A. Papas et al., J. Nutr. 104, 653 (1974); A. K. Clark, A. H. Rakes, J. Dairy Sci. 65, 1493 (1982); D. H. Reifsnyder et al., J. Nutr. 114, 1705 (1984). Efficacy of calcium salt vs free acid: K. P. Boebel, D. H. Baker, Poult. Sci. 61, 1167 (1982).
Derivative Type: Calcium salt
Trademarks: MHA (Novus)
Molecular Formula: C10H18CaO6S2
Molecular Weight: 338.45
Percent Composition: C 35.49%, H 5.36%, Ca 11.84%, O 28.36%, S 18.95%
Use: Dietary supplement in livestock.

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