E-Aminocaproic Acid

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ε-aminocaproic acid

[¦ep·sə‚lən ə¦mē·nō·kə¦prō·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
C6H13NO2 Crystals with a melting point of 204-206°C; freely soluble in water; used as an antifibrinolytic agent and a spacer for affinity chromatography.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

E-Aminocaproic Acid


NH2(CH2)5COOH; an organic acid in the shape of colorless crystals. It is readily soluble in water and insoluble in ordinary organic solvents. E-aminocaproic acid is usually obtained through hydrolysis of €-caprolactam—the raw material for the production of polyamide kapron resin. It is used for the synthesis of certain amino acids—for example, lysine.

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Fibrinolysis in congenital heart disease : preoperative treatment with e-aminocaproic acid. Am J Clin Pathol 1969;51:51-7.