Glycine has a wide variety of uses, including as an additive in pet food and animal feed, in foods and pharmaceuticals as a sweetener/taste enhancer, or as a component of food supplements and protein drinks. It also used in a variety of industrial and chemical processes such as the production of fertilisers.


Molar Weight75.067 g/mol
Melting Point233 °C
Flash Point176.67 °C
Density1.61 g/cc
FormsCrystals, Powder, White, Crystalline, Solid

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Food additive
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Flavouring agent
  • Agricultural
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Personal care
  • Animal feed
  • Soaps and detergents
  • Beauty products


  • Pharma
  • Mining
  • Cosmetics
  • Food
  • Animal Nutrition

Synonyms: Aminoacetic acid, 2 - Aminoacetic Acid, E 640, Glicoamin, Gly, Glycine, Glycocoll, Glycolixir, Glycosthene, L - Glycine

Chemical Formula: C2H5NO2

CAS Number: 56-40-6