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9.12.2019

Data bank of environmental properties of chemicals


Chemical
Aminoacetic acid
CAS-number :
56-40-6
 
Synonyms :
Aminoethanoic acid
Glycine
glycocoll
 
Sumformula of the chemical :
H2NCH2COOH C2H5NO2
EINECS-number :
2002722
 
Uses :
Stabilizing agent in photoprocessing. 
Organic synthesis,
nutrient, buffering agent.
 
State and appearance :
Crystalline.
 
Molecular weight :
75.07
 
Spesicif gravity (water=1) :
1.601 
 
Water solubility, mg/l :
253000  at 25 °C
575000  at 75 °C
 
Degradation point, °C :
233  melting point
289  boiling point
 
Effects on wastewater treatment :
Impact on conventional biological treatment systems:
unacclimated system at 500 mg/l: biodegradable
(Verschueren 1983).
 
Other information :
Natural sources: normal constituent of proteins
Manmade sources; excreted by man in urine: 2.3 to
18 mg/kg body weight/day (Verschueren 1983).

References
1468Verschueren, K. 1983. Handbook of environmental data of organic chemicals. Van Nostrand Reinhold Co. Inc., New York. 1310 s.

 
 
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