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A white, crystalline powder used as a black and white photographic developer. Glycin is as used as a colorimetric detection of Iron, Phosphorus, and Silicon.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Chemical structure


p-hydroxyphenol aminoacetic acid; n-(4-hydroxyphenyl) glycine; photoglycine; glycine (photographic); Monazol; Ionyl


  • Skin contact may cause irritation and allergies.
  • Inhalation or ingestion may cause anemia, cyanosis, nausea, dizziness or difficulties in breathing.
  • Fisher Scientific: MSDS

Physical and Chemical Properties

Soluble in alkalis and acids.

Slightly soluble in water, alcohol, acetone, ether, chloroform.

Composition C8H9NO3
CAS 122-87-2
Melting Point 240 C (dec)
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 167.16

Resources and Citations

  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 4885
  • Michael McCann, Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979