Valine, which abbreviates to Val or V, is one of the 20 amino acids. Valine’s R-group is a 3-carbon isopropyl group, arranged in a V-shape. Because of this R-group, valine is also a non-polar, hydrophobic amino acid, with a neutral charge at physiological pH.

Key Points

  • Valine
    • Abbreviations
      • Val, V
    • Chemical Structure
    • R-Group: Isopropyl -CH(CH3)2
    • Polarity
      • Non-polar (lipid soluble/hydrophobic)
    • Charge at pH 7
      • Neutral (0)