Lipoamide

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Lipoamide
Skeletal formula
Space-filling model
Identifiers
CAS number 940-69-2
PubChem 6992093
ChemSpider 5360246 YesY
MeSH lipoamide
ChEBI CHEBI:17460
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Properties
Molecular formula C8H15NOS2
Molar mass 205.34 g mol−1
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Lipoamide is a trivial name for 6,8-dithiooctanoic amide. It is 6,8-dithiooctanoic acid's functional form where the carboxyl group is attached to protein (or any other amine) by an amide linkage (containing -NH2). Sometimes lipoamide is used to refer to protein bound lipoic acid, but this can be misleading as this is technically incorrect. Lipoyl-protein or lipoyl-domain are better terms to refer to protein bound lipoic acid.

There are no reported occurrences of free lipoamide in nature.

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