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Uses of Glycine(CAS NO.56-40-6)

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Uses of Glycine(CAS NO.56-40-6)

Post  yufei on Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:17 pm

Glycine (CAS NO.56-40-6) has many uesage:
1.Animal and human foodstuffs:
use an additive in pet food and animal feed. For humans, glycine is used as a sweetener/taste enhancer. such as Food supplements and protein drinks.some drug formulations use glycine to improve gastric absorption.
2.Chemical feedstock
Glycine is an intermediate in the synthesis of a variety of chemical products. It is used in the manufacture of the herbicide Glyphosate. Glyphosate (N-(phosphonomethyl) glycine) is a non-selective systemic herbicide used to kill weeds, especially perennials and broadcast or used in the cut-stump treatment as a forestry herbicide. Initially, Glyphosate was sold only by Monsanto under the Monsanto tradename Roundup, but is no longer under patent
3.Cosmetics and other applications:
Glycine can be used as a buffering agent in analgesics, antacids, cosmetics, antiperspirants, and toiletries.Many products use glycine or its derivatives, such as the production of rubber sponge products, fertilizers, metal complexants.

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Glycine Benefits

Post  joemark on Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:37 am

Bellow are the uses of Glycine (CAS NO.56-40-6)

1: Glycine is the starting material for many other proteins and amino acids.
2: It is a neuro transmitter in retina, spinal cord and brain stem.
3: It is an additive in animal feeds and pet feeds.
4: It is used as sweet enhancer. It is also used along with drugs to improve the absorption   of drug in the stomach.
5: In medicines it is used as buffering agent in certain type like antacids, analgesics and cosmetics.
6: It is used in the preparation of herbicide glyphosate.
7: It is used to treat stroke, BPH, schizophrenia. It is also used to protect the kidneys after kidney transplantation. Similarly it is also used to protect the liver from harmful toxic materials.

For more information on Glycine usage go through http://chemistry.tutorvista.com/biochemistry/glycine.html

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