Cadaverine

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Cadaverine
IUPAC name pentane-1,5-diamine
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
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MeSH Cadaverine
Properties
C5H14N2
Molar mass 102.178
Density 0.870 g/cm³
Melting point
Boiling point
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Cadaverine is a foul-smelling molecule produced by protein hydrolysis during putrefaction of animal tissue. Cadaverine is a toxic diamine with the formula NH2(CH2)5NH2, which is similar to putrescine. Cadaverine is also known by the names 1,5-pentanediamine and pentamethylenediamine.

Production

Cadaverine is the decarboxylation product of the amino acid lysine.

However, this diamine is not purely associated with putrefaction. It is also produced in small quantities by living beings. It is partially responsible for the distinctive smell of urine and semen.

See also

References


ca:Cadaverina cs:Kadaverin de:1,5-Diaminopentan gl:Cadaverina it:Cadaverina



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