An essential amino acid for human development. Lysine was first identified in 1889 by Drechsel. Synthetic lysine is added as a nutrient to many food products.
Synonyms and Related Terms
LYS; 2,6-diaminohexanoic acid
Soluble in water. Slightly soluble in ethanol. Insoluble in common organic solvents.
|Melting Point||224 (dec)|
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 164.19|
Hazards and Safety
Mallinckrodt Baker: MSDS
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- The Merck Index, Susan Budavari (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Whitehouse Station, NJ, 12th Edition, 1996 Comment: entry 5667
- Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997