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Substance Name: Phytochelatin
RN: 98726-08-0


  • Poly-glutathione peptides composed of (Glu-Cys)n-Gly where n is two to seven. They are biosynthesized by glutathione gamma-glutamylcysteinyltransferase and are found in many PLANTS; YEASTS; and ALGAE. They sequester HEAVY METALS.

Classification Codes

  • Chelating Agents
  • Sequestering Agents

Molecular Weight

  • 306.3174
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Phytochelatin

MeSH Heading

  • Phytochelatins

Systematic Name

  • Phytochelatin

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 98726-08-0

System Generated Number

  • 0098726080