Agent Name

Glycine

CAS Number

56-40-6

Formula

C2-H5-N-O2

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

2-Aminoacetic acid; Acetic acid, amino-; Acide aminoacetique [INN-French]; Acido aminoacetico [INN-Spanish]; Acidum aminoaceticum [INN-Latin]; Aciport; Aminoacetic acid; Aminoacetic acid 1.5% in plastic container; Aminoazijnzuur; Aminoethanoic acid; Amitone; GLY (IUPAC abbrev); Glicina [INN-Spanish]; Glicoamin; Glycin; Glycine 1.5% in plastic container; Glycine, non-medical; Glycinum [INN-Latin]; Glycocoll; Glycolixir; Glycosthene; Hampshire glycine; L-Glycine; Leimzucker; Padil; Sucre de gelatine; [ChemIDplus] G; Gyn-Hydralin; [Merck Index]

Category

Amino Acids and Derivatives

Description

White solid; [CAMEO] White crystals; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

A non-essential amino acid that is an inhibitory neurotransmitter; Used as a buffer and reagent in organic chemistry; [Merck Index] Used in biochemical research, as a chicken feed additive, to retard rancidity in animal and vegetable oils, as a medication, and nutrient; [HSDB] Used as a flavoring agent and nutritional supplement; [FDA]

Comments

Human ingestion of 800 mg/kg causes changes in surface EEG, changes in psychological tests, and nausea or vomiting; [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.28E-7 mm Hg

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