Image of Glycine | C2H5NO2 | Supreme Pharmavet
Chemical FormulaC2H5NO2
Molecular weight75.067 g/mol
Names and Identifiers
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Traditional NameGlycine
CAS Registry Number56-40-6


Glycine is the amino acid that has a single hydrogen atom as its side chain. It is the simplest possible amino acid. The chemical formula of glycine is NH2‐CH2‐COOH. Glycine is one of the proteinogenic amino acids. It is encoded by all the codons starting with GG (GGU, GGC, GGA, GGG).

Glycine is a colorless, sweet-tasting crystalline solid. It is the only achiral proteinogenic amino acid. It can fit into hydrophilic or hydrophobic environments, due to its minimal side chain of only one hydrogen atom. The acyl radical is glycyl.

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