Glycine is an organic compound and one of the simplest amino acids globally. Chemically Glycine is a hydrophilic and polar compound. This chemical compound is widely used in the manufacture of some dietary supplements and the manufacture of some medicines, using this organic compound in the body can help eliminate excess fat or regulate the body’s uric acid level. In general, the body uses this amino acid to make proteins such as collagen or creatine. Shanghai Chemex is one of the most reputable suppliers of this chemical in the world.
Physical and Chemical Properties of Glycine:
As mentioned above, this chemical is a hydrophilic compound due to its chemical structure that can be easily dissolved in water or absorb ambient moisture like Calcium propionate. This amino acid has a single hydrogen atom in its structure as a side chain, studies and research show that the Consumption of glycine in the amount of 90 grams per day has no specific side effects for the body; The most important and prominent physical and chemical properties of glycine can be summarized in the following table:
|Molecular weight (g/mol)||75.07|
|Melting point (°C)||182|
|Boiling point (°C)||233|
|Solubility (g/100 mL at 25 °C)||25|
|Chemical Structure Depiction
Synthesis and Production Process of Glycine:
The preparation of glycine by the classical method, is done by the reaction between mono chloroacetic acid and ammonia, it has proved generally unsatisfactory because of the lengthy procedures involved in the isolation of a product free from ammonia and chloride and because of the low yield of pure glycine resulting, but exactly the process of synthesis and production of glycine is done as follows:
94.5 g of mono chloroacetic acid is added to 4 liters of ammonium hydroxide and the solution is stirred by a mixer until the mono chloroacetic acid is well dissolved. In the next step, the prepared solution is placed at room temperature for two days, after which the solution will be yellow. By adding water to the solution, we increase its concentration to 250 ml, at this stage, the production process continues by adding 1500 ml of methyl alcohol and performing the crystallization process. The crystallization process can be done by placing the solution in an ice solution. In the next step, by reducing the pressure, glycine crystals are produced, which can be washed with ethyl ether solutions. Performing the recrystallization process can greatly help to increase the purity of the product.
As mentioned, glycine is used in the production of many dietary supplements and protein drinks used by athletes, and some supplements also use this amino acid in their structure. This combination is widely used in the production of various cakes and sweets. This organic compound contains amino ions and hydroxyl ions and therefore has strong buffering effects. It has a special role in the chemical compounds and antioxidants of metal. Therefore, it can be used as a stabilizer for cream, cheese, margarine, quick-cooked noodles, and wheat flour. This organic compound is used in meat processing such as soy sauce to remove bitterness.
Glycine has a relatively high nutritional value, and the role of glycine in food chemistry is more as a flavoring, The chemical structure of this substance is such that it can also be used as a preservative. Many of the foods we eat daily contain this amine. The following table lists the most important foods that contain these substances:
|Different parts of beef||2|
|Dried nuts, white walnut kernels||1.51|
In addition to the roles listed above, glycine has a very beneficial role in medicine. In medicine, this substance is used to treat diseases such as stroke, schizophrenia, to protect the kidneys from drugs after kidney transplantation in the body, to prevent the effects of alcohol consumption on the liver (in such a way that it causes the main part of alcohol metabolism in Stomach and have a lower risk for the liver).
It is used to help cure diseases such as hepatitis, improve heart health, sleep problems, and some problems related to the body’s metabolism. It is also used to prevent cancer.
Due to the fact that Glycine is a combination with a wide range of applications and is often used as a preservative in the food industry, the quality and originality of the product are of great importance for the food grade. Shanghai Chemex is one of the reputable suppliers in the field of selling various industrial and food chemicals, which has made the quality of products a priority. To know the price of Glycine and product features and receive its analysis, you can contact our sales experts.
It is better to pay attention to safety tips when using this substance and avoid consuming too much of the product.
Packing and Storage:
use a cool and dry place to store this chemical, away from heat and direct sunlight.