What is ALANIN?

(al’-an-in) , aldehyde), C 3 H 7 NO J . Lactamic acid. An organic base obtained by heating aldehyd ammonia with hydrocyanic acid in the presence of an excess of HC1; it occurs in aggregated hard nodules with a sweetish taste; soluble in five parts of cold water; with more difficulty in alcohol; insoluble in ether, When heated, it commences to char at about 237; it melts at 255 and then sublimes.

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