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  • Molecular formula: C3H7NO2
  • Molar mass: 89.093
  • CAS Registry Number: 302-72-7
  • Appearance: DL-Alanine, 99%; DL-Alanine, 99%; white solid; White crystalline powder; odourless; white crystalline powder
  • Melting point: 240 to 292 °C
  • Boiling point: 212.9 °C
  • Solubility: Water, 1.64e+005 mg/L (25 deg C), 1.66e+005 mg/L (25 deg C), 1.65e+005 mg/L (25 deg C), 1.64e+005 mg/L (25 deg C), 1.66e+005 mg/L (25 deg C), 1.65e+005 mg/L (25 deg C)
  • Safety sheet: Not available
  • Spectra: NMRShiftDB 13C NMR, Massbank MS (1, 2, 3, 4), also check on SDBS. Add Spectra (Help).

From Wikipedia

Alanine (abbreviated as Ala or A) is a non-polar α-amino acid, with the formula CH3CH(NH2)COOH. The L-isomer (left-handed) of alanine is one of the 20 amino acids encoded by the human genetic code. Its genetic codons are GCU, GCC, GCA, and GCG. L-Alanine is second only to leucine in rate of occurrence, accounting for 7.8% of the primary structure in a sample of 1,150 proteins. The right-handed form, D-Alanine occurs in bacterial cell walls and in some peptide antibiotics.

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Other names

Alanine (IUPAC Name); (R,S)-Alanine; (RS)-2-Aminopropionsaeure; 2-aminopropanoic acid; 2-Aminopropionic Acid; DL-alanine; alpha-Aminopropanoic acid; Alpha-aminopropionic acid; d,l-alanine; DL-2-Aminopropanoic acid; DL-2-aminopropionic acid; DL-alpha-Alanine; DL-alpha-Aminopropionic acid; DL-Aminopropanoic acid; Methyl glycine; 2-Amino-propanoic acid


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