Hydroxyproline

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Description

Colorless crystals that are a nonessential amino acid. Hydroxyproline is primarily found in collagen and is formed by the hydrolysis of gelatin.

Synonyms and Related Terms

4-hydroxy-2-pyrrolidinecarboxylic acid; L-4-hydroxyproline

Other Properties

Soluble in water. Slightly soluble in ethanol. Insoluble in ether.

Composition HOC4H7NCOOH
CAS 51-35-4
Melting Point 274
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 131.13

Hazards and Safety

Inhalation, ingestion or contact may cause irritation.

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