Uses of Glycine

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Uses of Glycine

Post  yufei on Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:32 am

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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Uses of Glycine

Post  shagydeep on Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:01 pm

Hello,
Glycine is also uses in some medicine like aspirin and spirit. But it's main use is given in your post that is for animal food...

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