alpha-Aminoadipic acid

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α-Aminoadipic acid
Alpha-aminoadipic acid.svg
CAS number 542-32-5
PubChem 469
ChemSpider 456 YesY
MeSH 2-Aminoadipic+Acid
ChEBI CHEBI:37024 YesY
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Molecular formula C6H11NO4
Molar mass 161.156 g/mol
Appearance Crystalline
Density 1.333 g/mL
Melting point 196 °C (385 °F; 469 K)
Boiling point 364 °C (687 °F; 637 K)
Main hazards Irritant
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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α-Aminoadipic acid is an intermediate in the α-Aminoadipic acid pathway for the metabolism of lysine and saccharopine. It is synthesised from homoisocitrate by aminoadipate aminotransferase and reduced by aminoadipate reductase to form the semialdehyde.

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