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Substance Name: Pyruvic acid
RN: 127-17-3
UNII: 8558G7RUTR
InChIKey: LCTONWCANYUPML-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Note

  • An intermediate compound in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. In thiamine deficiency, its oxidation is retarded and it accumulates in the tissues, especially in nervous structures. (From Stedman, 26th ed)

Molecular Formula

  • C3-H4-O3

Molecular Weight

  • 88.0616
 
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Pyruvic acid

MeSH Heading

  • Pyruvic acid

Synonyms

  • 2-Ketopropionic acid
  • 2-Oxopropanoic acid
  • 2-Oxopropansaeure
  • 2-Oxopropionic acid
  • 2-Oxopropionsaeure
  • 4-03-00-01505 (Beilstein Handbook Reference)
  • Acetylformic acid
  • AI3-11220
  • alpha-Ketopropionic acid
  • alpha-Oxopropionsaeure
  • BRN 0506211
  • BTS
  • EINECS 204-824-3
  • FEMA No. 2970
  • NSC 179
  • Propanoic acid, 2-oxo-
  • Pyroracemic acid
  • Pyruvic acid
  • Pyruvic acid (natural)
  • UNII-8558G7RUTR

Systematic Names

  • Propanoic acid, 2-oxo-
  • Pyruvic acid

Superlist Name

  • Pyruvic acid

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 127-17-3

FDA UNII

  • 8558G7RUTR

Other Registry Number

  • 1892-67-7

System Generated Number

  • 0000127173

Structure Descriptors

InChI

1S/C3H4O3/c1-2(4)3(5)6/h1H3,(H,5,6)

InChIKey

LCTONWCANYUPML-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Smiles

C(C(O)=O)(C)=O

Toxicity

Organism Test Type Route Reported Dose (Normalized Dose) Effect Source
mouse LD50 subcutaneous 3533mg/kg (3533mg/kg)   Yakugaku Zasshi. Journal of Pharmacy. Vol. 81, Pg. 1225, 1961.

Physical Properties

Physical Property Value Units Temp (deg C) Source
Melting Point 13.8 deg C   EXP
pKa Dissociation Constant 2.45 (none) 25 EXP
log P (octanol-water) -1.240 (none)   EST
Water Solubility 1.00E+06 mg/L 20 EXP
Vapor Pressure 1.29 mm Hg 25 EXP
Henry's Law Constant 3.23E-09 atm-m3/mole 25 EXP
Atmospheric OH Rate Constant 6.22E-13 cm3/molecule-sec 25 EST

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