Cyanoalanine (more accurately β-Cyano-L-alanine) is an amino acid with the formula NCCH2CH(NH2)CO2H. Like most amino acids, it exists as a tautomer NCCH2CH(NH3+)CO2−. It is a rare example of a nitrile-containing amino acid. It is a white, water-soluble solid. Cyanoalanine arises in nature by the action of cyanide on cysteine catalyzed by L-3-cyanoalanine synthase: HSCH2CH(NH2)CO2H + HCN → NCCH2CH(NH2)CO2H + H2S It is converted to asparagine enzymatically.

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  • Cyanoalanine (more accurately β-Cyano-L-alanine) is an amino acid with the formula NCCH2CH(NH2)CO2H. Like most amino acids, it exists as a tautomer NCCH2CH(NH3+)CO2−. It is a rare example of a nitrile-containing amino acid. It is a white, water-soluble solid. Cyanoalanine arises in nature by the action of cyanide on cysteine catalyzed by L-3-cyanoalanine synthase: HSCH2CH(NH2)CO2H + HCN → NCCH2CH(NH2)CO2H + H2S It is converted to asparagine enzymatically. (en)
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  • 3-Cyano-(L)-alanine (en)
  • 3-Cyanoalanine (en)
  • β-Cyanoalanine (en)
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  • (2S)-2-Amino-3-cyanopropanoic acid (en)
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  • Cyanoalanine (more accurately β-Cyano-L-alanine) is an amino acid with the formula NCCH2CH(NH2)CO2H. Like most amino acids, it exists as a tautomer NCCH2CH(NH3+)CO2−. It is a rare example of a nitrile-containing amino acid. It is a white, water-soluble solid. Cyanoalanine arises in nature by the action of cyanide on cysteine catalyzed by L-3-cyanoalanine synthase: HSCH2CH(NH2)CO2H + HCN → NCCH2CH(NH2)CO2H + H2S It is converted to asparagine enzymatically. (en)
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  • Cyanoalanine (en)
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