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Lysine (data page)

The complete data for Lysine

Skeletal structure of L-lysine 3D structure of L-lysine
General information

Chemical formula: C6H14N2O2 
Molar mass: 146.19 g·mol−1
Systematic name:
-2,6-Diaminohexanoic acid
Abbreviations: K, Lys
Database data
 ATC: N/A  CAS: 56-87-1  DrugBank: N/A  EINECS: 200-294-2  PubChem: 866 (DL) , 5962 (L)
Physical properties
Crystal data
Spectral data
Phase behavior
Solid properties
Tm: 224 °C
Liquid properties
Gas properties
Hazard properties
MSDS N/A Main hazards:
- N/A
NFPA 704
Flash point
- N/A
R/S statement
R: N/A
S: N/A
RTECS number:
Chemical properties
XLogP: -2.926 pI: 9.74 pKa: 2.15, 9.16, 10.67 Tautomers: Hydrogen bond: donor - 3;  acceptor - 4
Pharmacological properties
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)


  1. ^a EINECS number 200-294-2 (Lysine)
  2. ^a CID 866 from PubChem (DL-Lysine)
  3. ^a CID 5962 from PubChem (L-Lysine)
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