ptomaines Loosely used term for amines formed by decarboxylation of amino acids during putrefaction of proteins, coined by Italian toxicologist Francesco Selmi, 1870: putrescine from arginine, cadaverine from lysine, muscarine in mushrooms, neurine formed by dehydration of choline. They have an unpleasant smell and were formerly thought to cause food poisoning.
More From encyclopedia.com
Monosodium Glutamate , OVERVIEW Monosodium glutamate (mon-oh-SOH-dee-yum GLOO-tuh-mate) is an almost completely odorless white crystalline powder. It is the sodium salt of… Sodium Benzoate , Sodium benzoate is the sodium salt of benzoic acid . It is an aromatic compound denoted by the chemical formula C7H5NaO2 with a molecular weight of 1… Benzoic Acid , OVERVIEW Benzoic acid (ben-ZO-ik AS-id) is the simplest of the aromatic carboxylic acids, a family of organic compounds containing the carboxyl (-COO… Boric Acid , OVERVIEW Boric acid (BORE-ik ASS-id) is a colorless, odorless, white or colorless powder or crystalline material with a slightly oily feeling that sl… Tartaric Acid , Tartaric acid is an organic (carbon based) compound of the chemical formula C4H6O6, and has the official name 2,3-dihydroxybutanedioic acid. In this… Malic acid , malic acid (2-hydroxybutanedioic acid) A crystalline solid, HOOCCH(OH)CH2COOH. L-malic acid occurs in living organisms as an intermediate metabolite…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article
You Might Also Like