Chemical Component Summary

NameTRIMETHYL GLYCINE
Identifierscarboxymethyl-trimethyl-azanium
FormulaC5 H12 N O2
Molecular Weight118.15
TypeNON-POLYMER
Isomeric SMILESC[N+](C)(C)CC(O)=O
InChIInChI=1S/C5H11NO2/c1-6(2,3)4-5(7)8/h4H2,1-3H3/p+1
InChIKeyKWIUHFFTVRNATP-UHFFFAOYSA-O

Chemical Details

Formal Charge1
Atom Count20
Chiral Atom Count0
Chiral Atomsn/a
Bond Count19
Aromatic Bond Count0
Leaving Atomsn/a

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB04455 Different stereochemistry
NameTrimethyl Glycine
Groupsexperimental
DescriptionA naturally occurring compound that has been of interest for its role in osmoregulation. As a drug, betaine hydrochloride has been used as a source of hydrochloric acid in the treatment of hypochlorhydria. Betaine has also been used in the treatment of liver disorders, for hyperkalemia, for homocystinuria, and for gastrointestinal disturbances. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1341)
Drug Info/Drug Targets: DrugBank 3.0: a comprehensive resource for 'omics' research on drugs. Knox C, Law V, Jewison T, Liu P, Ly S, Frolkis A, Pon A, Banco K, Mak C, Neveu V, Djoumbou Y, Eisner R, Guo AC, Wishart DS. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan; 39 (Database issue):D1035-41. | PMID:21059682