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Record Information
Version1.0
Creation Date2016-09-30 22:52:42 UTC
Update Date2020-04-22 15:10:13 UTC
MCDB ID BMDB0002210
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • BMDB02210
Metabolite Identification
Common Name2-Phenylglycine
Description2-Phenylglycine, also known as a-amino-a-toluate or L-PHG amino acid, belongs to the class of organic compounds known as alpha amino acids. These are amino acids in which the amino group is attached to the carbon atom immediately adjacent to the carboxylate group (alpha carbon). 2-Phenylglycine exists as a solid, possibly soluble (in water), and a very strong basic compound (based on its pKa) molecule.
Structure
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Synonyms
ValueSource
2-Amino-2-phenylacetic acidChEBI
alpha-Amino-alpha-toluic acidChEBI
alpha-Aminobenzeneacetic acidChEBI
alpha-Aminophenylacetic acidChEBI
Amino(phenyl)acetic acidChEBI
Amino-phenyl-acetic acidChEBI
DL-2-PhenylglycineChEBI
DL-alpha-PhenylglycineChEBI
DL-PhenylglycineChEBI
2-Amino-2-phenylacetateGenerator
a-Amino-a-toluateGenerator
a-Amino-a-toluic acidGenerator
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Α-amino-α-toluateGenerator
Α-amino-α-toluic acidGenerator
a-AminobenzeneacetateGenerator
a-Aminobenzeneacetic acidGenerator
alpha-AminobenzeneacetateGenerator
Α-aminobenzeneacetateGenerator
Α-aminobenzeneacetic acidGenerator
a-AminophenylacetateGenerator
a-Aminophenylacetic acidGenerator
alpha-AminophenylacetateGenerator
Α-aminophenylacetateGenerator
Α-aminophenylacetic acidGenerator
Amino(phenyl)acetateGenerator
Amino-phenyl-acetateGenerator
DL-a-PhenylglycineGenerator
DL-Α-phenylglycineGenerator
(+/-)-a-phenylglycineHMDB
(+/-)-alpha-phenylglycineHMDB
2-Phenyl-glycineHMDB
alpha-Amino-benzeneacetateHMDB
alpha-Amino-benzeneacetic acidHMDB
alpha-PhenylgycineHMDB
Aminophenylacetic acidHMDB
DL-2-Phenyl-glycineHMDB
DL-a-AminophenylacetateHMDB
DL-a-Aminophenylacetic acidHMDB
DL-alpha-AminophenylacetateHMDB
DL-alpha-Aminophenylacetic acidHMDB
DL-alpha-PhenylaminoacetateHMDB
DL-alpha-Phenylaminoacetic acidHMDB
2-Phenylglycine, (L)-isomerHMDB
2-Phenylglycine, (DL)-isomerHMDB
D-PhenylglycineHMDB
L-PHG Amino acidHMDB
2-Phenylglycine, (D)-isomerHMDB
L-PhenylglycineHMDB
a-PhenylglycineHMDB
Α-phenylglycineHMDB
2-PhenylglycineChEBI
Chemical FormulaC8H9NO2
Average Molecular Weight151.1626
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight151.063328537
IUPAC Name2-amino-2-phenylacetic acid
Traditional Name(+/-)-α-phenylglycine
CAS Registry Number2835-06-5
SMILES
NC(C(O)=O)C1=CC=CC=C1
InChI Identifier
InChI=1S/C8H9NO2/c9-7(8(10)11)6-4-2-1-3-5-6/h1-5,7H,9H2,(H,10,11)
InChI KeyZGUNAGUHMKGQNY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Chemical Taxonomy
Description belongs to the class of organic compounds known as alpha amino acids. These are amino acids in which the amino group is attached to the carbon atom immediately adjacent to the carboxylate group (alpha carbon).
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassOrganic acids and derivatives
ClassCarboxylic acids and derivatives
Sub ClassAmino acids, peptides, and analogues
Direct ParentAlpha amino acids
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • Alpha-amino acid
  • Aralkylamine
  • Monocyclic benzene moiety
  • Benzenoid
  • Amino acid
  • Carboxylic acid
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Organic nitrogen compound
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Primary amine
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Organonitrogen compound
  • Organic oxide
  • Primary aliphatic amine
  • Organopnictogen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Amine
  • Aromatic homomonocyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAromatic homomonocyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Physical Properties
StateSolid
Experimental Properties
PropertyValueReference
Melting Point290 °CNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water Solubility115 mg/mL at 100 °CNot Available
LogP-2.07HANSCH,C ET AL. (1995)
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
logP-1.5ALOGPS
logP-1.5ChemAxon
logS-1.3ALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)2.23ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)8.64ChemAxon
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count3ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count2ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area63.32 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count2ChemAxon
Refractivity40.36 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability15.18 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings1ChemAxon
Bioavailability1ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Spectra
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash KeyView
Concentrations
StatusValueReferenceDetails
Detected but not QuantifiedNot Applicable details
HMDB IDHMDB0002210
DrugBank IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
FoodDB IDFDB022909
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
Chemspider ID3732
KEGG Compound IDNot Available
BioCyc IDNot Available
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkPhenylglycine
METLIN ID6549
PubChem Compound3866
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI ID55484
References
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Download (PDF)
General References
  1. Mung D, Li L: Development of Chemical Isotope Labeling LC-MS for Milk Metabolomics: Comprehensive and Quantitative Profiling of the Amine/Phenol Submetabolome. Anal Chem. 2017 Apr 18;89(8):4435-4443. doi: 10.1021/acs.analchem.6b03737. Epub 2017 Mar 28. [PubMed:28306241 ]