Glycine Powder
  • Product Name: Glycine
  • Appearance: White Crystal Powder
  • CAS NO.: 56-40-6
  • MF: C₂H₅NO₂
  • Molecular Weight: 75.07

Glycine, abbreviated Gly, also known as amino acetic acid, is a non-essential amino acid and one of the simplest amino acids. Glycine is the constituent amino acid of the endogenous antioxidant reduced glutathione. It is often used as an exogenous supplement when the body is under severe stress. So it is sometimes called a semi-essential amino acid.  

Properties of Pure Glycine Powder

  1. Solid glycine is white to off-white crystalline powder in appearance, odorless and non-toxic. It is soluble in water, almost insoluble in ethanol or ether.
  2. It has both acidic and basic functional groups in the molecule, can be ionized in water, and has strong hydrophilicity. But is is a non-polar amino acid, soluble in polar solvents, but insoluble in non-polar solvents. In addition, it has a higher boiling point and melting point. Glycine can take on different molecular forms by adjusting the acidity and alkalinity of the aqueous solution.
  3. Glycine is a polar molecule as a whole, but it is a non-polar amino acid. This is because the polarity of an amino acid is judged by the nature of its R group, not the entire molecule. Glycine branched chain is a hydrogen atom that classifies it as a hydrocarbon chain and is non-polar. Similarly, although it is readily soluble in water, it is a hydrophobic amino acid.

What Is Glycine Supplement Used For

  • Additives for pickled vegetables, sweet sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, fruit juice, etc., to improve the flavor and taste of food, maintain the original taste, and provide a source of sweetness, etc.
  • It can be used as a preservative for surimi products, peanut butter, etc. Because it has a certain inhibitory effect on the reproduction of Bacillus subtilis and Escherichia coli.
  • Antioxidant effect. Adding it to cream, cheese and margarine can extend the shelf life by 3 to 4 times.
  • To stabilize lard in baked goods, we can add glucose and glycine.
  • It can be added to wheat flour for instant noodles for seasoning.
  • Can buffer the taste of salt and vinegar. It can use its own amino and carboxyl groups to buffer the taste of salt and vinegar.
  • Debittering agent for food brewing, meat processing, soft drinks and sodium saccharin.
  • Used as biochemical reagents in medicine, feed and food additives.
  • Used as a drug for medical microbiology and biochemical amino acid metabolism research.
  • It is used as a synthetic raw material for amino acids, such as, chlortetracycline buffer, anti-Parkinson’s disease drug L-dopa, vitamin B6 and threonine, etc.
  • Treat myasthenia gravis and progressive muscle wasting.
  • Treatment of hyperlipidemia, chronic enteritis, often with antacids.
  • Combined with aspirin, it can reduce stomach irritation.
  • Treatment of hyperprolinemia in children.
  • As a nitrogen source for generating non-essential amino acids, it is added to the mixed amino acid injection.
  • Used as a non-toxic decarburizer in the nitrogen fertilizer industry.
  • It is mainly used as an additive and attractant to increase amino acid in feed for poultry and livestock, especially pets. Used as a hydrolyzed protein additive, as a hydrolyzed protein synergist.
  • In the production of pesticides, Glycine is used to synthesize glycine ethyl ester hydrochloride, an intermediate of pyrethroid insecticides, as well as to synthesize bactericide isobacteriocin and herbicide solid glyphosate.
  • Used as a plating solution additive.
  • Used in pharmaceutical industry, biochemical tests and organic synthesis.
  • Used as the raw material of cephalosporins, intermediates of thiamphenicol, intermediates of synthetic imidazole acetic acid, etc.
  • Used as cosmetic raw material.
  • As amino acid protection monomer in peptide synthesis.
  • For preparation of tissue culture media, testing for copper, gold and silver.
  • Because glycine is a zwitterion with amino and carboxyl groups, it has strong buffering properties. So it is often used for the preparation of buffer solution.
  • For the preparation of complexometric titration indicator, solvent.
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In the central nervous system, especially in the spine, glycine is an inhibitory neurotransmitter. Glycine and glutamate are both agonists in the central nervous system. Glycine amino acid has historically been considered to be the most important inhibitory neurotransmitter besides GABA. Glycine is widely distributed in the CNS and plays an important basic role in the transmission of nerve signals and in various physiological and pathological responses.

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