alpha-Aminoadipic Acid

Title: a-Aminoadipic Acid
CAS Registry Number: 542-32-5
CAS Name: 2-Aminohexanedioic acid
Molecular Formula: C6H11NO4
Molecular Weight: 161.16
Percent Composition: C 44.72%, H 6.88%, N 8.69%, O 39.71%
Line Formula: HO2CCH(NH2)CH2CH2CH2CO2H
Literature References: An amino acid isolated from Cholera vibrio: Blass, Macheboeuf, Helv. Chim. Acta 29, 1315 (1946). Occurrence in proteins or protein containing material: Windsor, J. Biol. Chem. 192, 595 (1951). Synthesis: Dieckmann, Ber. 38, 1656 (1905); T. P. Waalkes et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 72, 5760 (1952); A. I. Scott, T. J. Wilkinson, Synth. Commun. 10, 127 (1980).
Properties: Forms a monohydrate if crystallized from water below 20°. Anhydrous platelets from water above 20°. mp 206° (effervescence). One gram dissolves in 450 ml water. Sparingly sol in alcohol, ether.
Melting point: mp 206° (effervescence)
Derivative Type: Diethyl ester
Molecular Formula: C10H19NO4
Molecular Weight: 217.26
Percent Composition: C 55.28%, H 8.81%, N 6.45%, O 29.46%
Properties: bp13 155-156°.
Boiling point: bp13 155-156°
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