Wego is a global supplier of Taurine

Wego Chemical Group is a leading global supplier and distributor of organic compounds such as Taurine, both in JP15 and USP grades. Taurine can also be referred to as 2-Aminoethanesulfonic Acid or Tauric Acid, and can be found under CAS # 107-35-7 or EINECS # 203-483-8. Taurine has the molecluar formula C2H7NO3S, with a molar mass of 125.14 g/mol, density of 1.734 g/cm3 (at −173.15 °C), and a melting point of 305.11 °C.

Taurine is a naturally occuring compound in human beings and in animals and has a variety of functional roles in the human and animal biologies. It is a major component in digestive fluids, and has functions from digestion, to the nervous system, to the respiratory and cardiovascular systems, to muscle development, to antioxidation and more. It makes up roughly one thousandth of the standard human body weight. Its etymology comes from the latin word for an ox—taurus—as Taurine was first discovered in the 19th century by scientists examining the gastrointenstial substances of oxen.

Taurine is widely produced for commercial and industrial use, despite its natural biosynthesis in humans and animals. Taurine is industrially synthesized as a downstream product of Ethylene Oxide reacted with a Sodium Bisulfite solution, or alternatively Aziridine reacted with Sulfurous Acid.

Its primary uses are as an additive in beverages, and as an ingridient in pharmaceutical products and supplements. Beverage uses are most notably applied to energy and performance drinks, due to its noted bodily health functions. Its presence in pharmaceuticals and supplements serve a similar purpose. 

Taurine's alternative uses include in agriculture and as an additive for animal food and feed. In particular, Taurine provides vital nutritional value for cats. A minimum percentage of Taurine content in dry animal food and wet animal food is required by the AAFCO, as it is not naturally biosynthesized in felines and supports the health of the retina, teeth, and hair. 

As a leading supplier and distributor, Wego provides efficient and reliable logistics management, handling, stocking, and delivery of chemical products like Taurine, and can offer shipments in multiple packing sizes. Please contact Wego or request a quote or sample of Taurine today.

Posted on April 12, 2016