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Alfa Aesar™ Glycine, 99%

$41.73 - $164.12

Chemical Identifiers

Chemical Name or Material Glycine
CAS 56-40-6
Molecular Formula NH2CH2CO2H
Formula Weight 75.07g/mol
MDL Number MFCD00008131
Beilstein 635782
Merck Index 14,4491
Synonym Aminoacetic acid; H-Gly-OH
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AAA1381636

 
alfa aesar™
A13816-36
500g Each for $41.73

AAA138160E

 
alfa aesar™
A13816-0E
2500g Each for $164.12
Description & Specifications

Specifications

Density 1.1607
Melting Point ≈245°C (dec.)
pH 5.97
Quantity 500g
Odor Odorless
Chemical Name or Material Glycine
CAS 56-40-6
Assay 99%
Assay Percent Range 99%
Molecular Formula NH2CH2CO2H
Formula Weight 75.07g/mol
MDL Number MFCD00008131
Beilstein 635782
Merck Index 14,4491
Synonym Aminoacetic acid; H-Gly-OH
RTECS Number MB7600000
TSCA TSCA

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.

Solubility
Soluble in water and pyridine. Slightly soluble in acetone. Insoluble in diethyl ether, n-octanol and ethanol.

Notes
Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.