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Title: N,N-Dimethylglycine
CAS Registry Number: 1118-68-9
Additional Names: (Dimethylamino)acetic acid; N-methylsarcosine; DMG
Molecular Formula: C4H9NO2
Molecular Weight: 103.12
Percent Composition: C 46.59%, H 8.80%, N 13.58%, O 31.03%
Line Formula: (CH3)2NCH2COOH
Literature References: Prepn: H. T. Clarke et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 55, 4571 (1933); D. E. Pearson, J. D. Bruton, ibid. 73, 864 (1951). Mutagenicity study: N. Colman et al., Proc. Soc. Exp. Biol. Med. 164, 9 (1980). Constituent of some products sold in the U.S. as "pangamic acid".
Properties: Hygroscopic crystals, mp 157-160°.
Melting point: mp 157-160°
Derivative Type: Hydrochloride
Molecular Formula: C4H9NO2.HCl
Molecular Weight: 139.58
Percent Composition: C 34.42%, H 7.22%, N 10.03%, O 22.93%, Cl 25.40%
Properties: mp 189-190°. Sol in alc, water. Insol in chloroform, acetone.
Melting point: mp 189-190°

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