On reduction it yields ammonia and glycocoll (aminoacetic acid).
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aminoacetic acid, for instance, will form a nitrate which burns rapidly but quietly, and might be employed as an explosive.
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- Amino acid
any of a class of organic compounds that contains at least one amino group, –NH 2 , and one carboxyl group, –COOH: the alpha-amino acids, RCH(NH 2)COOH, are the building blocks from which proteins are constructed. Contemporary Examples Eggs, he says, are a good source of cysteine, an amino acid that helps the liver break […]
- Amino-acid dating
a method used to date an organic geological or archaeological specimen, as a fossil or mummified body, by determining how much change has occurred in the amino-acid structure of that specimen.
- Amino acid dehydrogenase
amino acid dehydrogenase amino acid dehydrogenase n. Any of various enzymes that catalyze the deamination of amino acids to keto acids.
- Amino acid oxidase
amino acid oxidase amino acid oxidase n. An enzyme that catalyzes the oxidative deamination of an amino acid to a keto acid.