Taurine


Taurine
Name 2-Aminoethane-1-sulfonic acid
CAS Number 107-35-7
Chemical formula C2H7NO3S
Molar mass 125.14
Density 1.734 g/cm3 (at −173.15 °C)
Melting point 305.11 °C
Acidity (pKa) < 0, 9.06

Taurine is used in food, beverage (energy drinks), animal feed, and pharmaceuticals. In 2017, it accounted for 81% of the total consumption.

Energy drinks continue to be a growth driver for taurine. Major branded energy drinks containing taurine include Red Bull, Monster, 5 Hour Energy, Rockstar, NOS, and Stacker.