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|Molar mass||61.040 g/mol|
|Related compounds|| Formamide|
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Carbamic acid is a compound that is unstable under normal circumstances. It is technically the simplest amino acid, though its instability (and the unique nature of the carboxyl-nitrogen bond) allows glycine to assume this title. Its importance is due more to its relevance in identifying the names of larger compounds.  Carbamic acid itself has not been synthesized or characterized by any experimental technique.
carbamic acid group
Carbamic acids are intermediates in the decomposition of carbamate protecting groups; the hydrolysis of an ester bond produces carbamic acid the evolution of carbon dioxide drives the deprotection reaction forward, yielding the unprotected amine.