Phenylalanine (Phe, F) ("Fenylalanine")
- a hydrophobic and aromatic amino acid
- a phenol derived aspartate acid precursor
- a ligand for the synthesis of aspartame when combined to acesulfame.
- a "phenylketonuric" compound associated to PKU or phenylketonuria disease, a group of symptoms associated to mental retardation and cognitive impairments, therefore excess phenylalanine is converted
to a ketone . Ph-CH2-C=(R)
- Potassium benzoate