3D model (JSmol)
|Molar mass||114.104 g·mol−1|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Cyanoalanine (more accurately β-Cyano-L-alanine) is an amino acid with the formula NCCH2CH(NH2)CO2H. Like most amino acids, it exists as a tautomer NCCH2CH(NH3+)CO2−. It is a rare example of a nitrile-containing amino acid. It is a white, water-soluble solid.
- HSCH2CH(NH2)CO2H + HCN → NCCH2CH(NH2)CO2H + H2S
It is converted to asparagine enzymatically.