D-Serine is a non-essential amino acid occurring in natural form as the L-isomer. It is synthesized from glycine or threonine, and is involved in the biosynthesis of purines, pyrimidines, and other amino acids. D-Serine also is an agonist of glycine site of the NMDA-type glutamate receptor.
Soluble in water (346 mg/ml at 20 °C), and mineral acids. Insoluble in alcohol, ether, and benzene.
Store at 4° C
218-220° C (dec.)
~394.8° C at 760 mmHg (Predicted)
n20D 1.52 (Predicted)
α20D -13°, c = 5 in 5N HCl; α20D -14.9°±0.6°, c = 10 in HCl(1+5); α20D +15°±1°, c = 10 in 2N HCl
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