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Update date2015-07-21 06:56:54 UTC
Primary IDFDB021977
Secondary Accession NumbersNot Available
Chemical Information
FooDB Name2-Methyl-3-hydroxybutyric acid
Description2-Methyl-3-hydroxybutyric acid, also known as 3-hydroxy-2-methylbutyric acid or 2-methyl-3-hydroxybutanoate, belongs to the class of organic compounds known as hydroxy fatty acids. These are fatty acids in which the chain bears a hydroxyl group. 2-Methyl-3-hydroxybutyric acid is a very hydrophobic molecule, practically insoluble (in water), and relatively neutral. 2-Methyl-3-hydroxybutyric acid is a potentially toxic compound.
CAS Number473-86-9
Structure
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Synonyms
SynonymSource
2-Methyl-3-hydroxybutanoic acidChEBI
3-Hydroxy-2-methylbutyric acidChEBI
2-Methyl-3-hydroxybutanoateGenerator
3-Hydroxy-2-methylbutyrateGenerator
2-Methyl-3-hydroxybutyrateGenerator
3-Hydroxy-2-methyl-butyrateHMDB
3-Hydroxy-2-methyl-butyric acidHMDB
3-Hydroxy-2-methylbutanoateHMDB
3-Hydroxy-2-methylbutanoic acidHMDB
a-Methyl-b-hydroxybutyrateHMDB
a-Methyl-b-hydroxybutyric acidHMDB
alpha-Methyl-beta-hydroxybutyrateHMDB
alpha-Methyl-beta-hydroxybutyric acidHMDB
NilateHMDB
Nilic acidHMDB
2-Methyl-3-hydroxybutyric acid, (R-(r*,s*))-isomerHMDB
2-Methyl-3-hydroxybutyric acidhmdb
3-hydroxy-2-methyl-Butyratehmdb
3-hydroxy-2-methyl-Butyric acidhmdb
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
Water Solubility336 g/LALOGPS
logP-0.13ALOGPS
logP0.16ChemAxon
logS0.45ALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)4.51ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)-2.8ChemAxon
Physiological Charge-1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count3ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count2ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area57.53 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count2ChemAxon
Refractivity28.04 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability11.83 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings0ChemAxon
BioavailabilityYesChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Chemical FormulaC5H10O3
IUPAC name3-hydroxy-2-methylbutanoic acid
InChI IdentifierInChI=1S/C5H10O3/c1-3(4(2)6)5(7)8/h3-4,6H,1-2H3,(H,7,8)
InChI KeyVEXDRERIMPLZLU-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Isomeric SMILESCC(O)C(C)C(O)=O
Average Molecular Weight118.1311
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight118.062994186
Classification
Description belongs to the class of organic compounds known as hydroxy fatty acids. These are fatty acids in which the chain bears a hydroxyl group.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassLipids and lipid-like molecules
ClassFatty Acyls
Sub ClassFatty acids and conjugates
Direct ParentHydroxy fatty acids
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • Beta-hydroxy acid
  • Branched fatty acid
  • Hydroxy fatty acid
  • Short-chain hydroxy acid
  • Methyl-branched fatty acid
  • Hydroxy acid
  • Secondary alcohol
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Carboxylic acid
  • Carboxylic acid derivative
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Alcohol
  • Carbonyl group
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organic oxide
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic acyclic compounds
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Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
PropertyValueReference
Physical stateSolid
Physical DescriptionNot Available
Mass CompositionNot Available
Melting PointNot Available
Boiling PointNot Available
Experimental Water SolubilityNot Available
Experimental logPNot Available
Experimental pKaNot Available
Isoelectric pointNot Available
ChargeNot Available
Optical RotationNot Available
Spectroscopic UV DataNot Available
DensityNot Available
Refractive IndexNot Available
Spectra
Spectra
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash KeyView
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (Non-derivatized) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-0097-9100000000-4296c67313a78a015074JSpectraViewer
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (2 TMS) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-00ds-9610000000-ea139d8674dafe6ab92aJSpectraViewer
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-0uxr-3900000000-43c640882c221c34cff4JSpectraViewer
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-0zfr-9500000000-f67232e28fb95b61d1f2JSpectraViewer
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-0a4i-9000000000-da7c5873617fe20d6385JSpectraViewer
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-014i-5900000000-bab83930d1557839e6f7JSpectraViewer
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-05fr-9100000000-50701029b9e5b3af2fbfJSpectraViewer
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-0a4i-9000000000-dd1dac699c164a7b71f5JSpectraViewer
ChemSpider ID141015
ChEMBL IDNot Available
KEGG Compound IDNot Available
Pubchem Compound ID160471
Pubchem Substance IDNot Available
ChEBI IDNot Available
Phenol-Explorer IDNot Available
DrugBank IDNot Available
HMDB IDHMDB00354
CRC / DFC (Dictionary of Food Compounds) IDNot Available
EAFUS IDNot Available
Dr. Duke IDNot Available
BIGG IDNot Available
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
HET IDNot Available
Food Biomarker OntologyNot Available
VMH IDNot Available
Flavornet IDNot Available
GoodScent IDNot Available
SuperScent IDNot Available
Wikipedia IDNot Available
Phenol-Explorer Metabolite IDNot Available
Duplicate IDSNot Available
Old DFC IDSNot Available
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Health Effects / BioactivitiesNot Available
EnzymesNot Available
PathwaysNot Available
MetabolismNot Available
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