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Glycine

Glycine

Glycine has a wide variety of uses, including as an additive in pet food and animal feed, in foods and pharmaceuticals as a sweetener/taste enhancer, or as a component of food supplements and protein drinks. It also used in a variety of industrial and chemical processes such as the production of fertilisers.

Chemical Formula:

C2H5NO2

CAS Number:

56-40-6

Synonyms:

Gly, Aminoacetic acid, Aminoethanoic acid, Glycocoll, Aminoethanol, Amino acetic acid, Aminoethylcarboxylic acid, Glycinum, Glycocoll acid, Aminoethanoate

Characteristics

Molar Weight

75.067 g/mol

Melting Point

240-245 degrees Celsius.

Boiling Point

Solubility

Glycine is soluble in some organic solvents, including ethanol and methanol.

Density

1.61 g/cc

Forms

Crystals, Powder, White, Crystalline, Solid

Odor

USES AND APPLICATIONS

Key applications

  • Food additive
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Flavouring agent
  • Agricultural
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Personal care
  • Animal feed
  • Soaps and detergents
  • Beauty products

Industries

  • Pharma
  • Cosmetics
  • Food
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Mining

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