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56-40-6 - Glycine, 99% - Aminoacetic acid - H-Gly-OH - A13816 - Alfa Aesar

A13816 Glycine, 99%

CAS Number
56-40-6
Synonyms
Aminoacetic acid
H-Gly-OH

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
500g 27.50
2500g 108.15
10000g 355.35
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Glycine, 99%

MDL
MFCD00008131
EINECS
200-272-2

Chemical Properties

Formula
NH2CH2CO2H
Formula Weight
75.07
Melting point
ca 245° dec.
Density
1.595
Solubility
Soluble in water and pyridine. Slightly soluble in acetone. Insoluble in diethyl ether, n-octanol and ethanol.

Applications

Glycine is used as an additive in pet food, animal feed and sweetener and taste enhancer in human foods. It is also used as a buffering agent in antacids, analgesics, antiperspirants, cosmetics and toiletries. It acts as a neurotransmitter in the central nervous system, especially in the spinal cord, brainstem, and retina. It serves as a buffer agent and prevents the sample damage during electrophoresis. Further, it is used to remove protein-labelling antibodies from western blot membranes. In addition to this, it is involved in the production of rubber sponge products, metal complexants and fertilizers.

Notes

Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.

Literature References

Kar, J. R.; Hallsworth, J. E.; Singhal, R. S. Fermentative production of glycine betaine and trehalose from acid whey using Actinopolyspora halophila (MTCC 263). Environ. Technol. Innovation 2015, 3, 68-76.

Rao, K. S.; Sentilnathan, J.; Cho, H. W.; Wu, J. J.; Yoshimura, M. Soft Processing of Graphene Nanosheets by Glycine-Bisulfate Ionic-Complex-Assisted Electrochemical Exfoliation of Graphite for Reduction Catalysis. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2015, 25 (2), 298-305.

Other References

Merck
14,4491
Beilstein
635782
Harmonized Tariff Code
2922.49
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
MB7600000

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