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Creation date2015-05-07 19:05:48 UTC
Update date2019-11-26 03:21:42 UTC
Primary IDFDB030356
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • FDB003359
Chemical Information
FooDB Name2-oxobutanoate
Description3-methyl pyruvic acid, also known as alpha-ketobutyric acid or 2-oxobutyric acid, belongs to short-chain keto acids and derivatives class of compounds. Those are keto acids with an alkyl chain the contains less than 6 carbon atoms. Thus, 3-methyl pyruvic acid is considered to be a fatty acid lipid molecule. 3-methyl pyruvic acid is soluble (in water) and a weakly acidic compound (based on its pKa). 3-methyl pyruvic acid can be found in a number of food items such as pepper (c. baccatum), triticale, european plum, and black walnut, which makes 3-methyl pyruvic acid a potential biomarker for the consumption of these food products. 3-methyl pyruvic acid can be found primarily in blood, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), saliva, and urine. 3-methyl pyruvic acid exists in all living species, ranging from bacteria to humans. In humans, 3-methyl pyruvic acid is involved in several metabolic pathways, some of which include methionine metabolism, homocysteine degradation, threonine and 2-oxobutanoate degradation, and propanoate metabolism. 3-methyl pyruvic acid is also involved in several metabolic disorders, some of which include dimethylglycine dehydrogenase deficiency, methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase deficiency (MTHFRD), s-adenosylhomocysteine (SAH) hydrolase deficiency, and hyperglycinemia, non-ketotic.
CAS Number600-18-0
Predicted PropertiesNot Available
Chemical FormulaC4H6O3
IUPAC name
InChI IdentifierInChI=1S/C4H6O3/c1-2-3(5)4(6)7/h2H2,1H3,(H,6,7)
Isomeric SMILESCCC(=O)C(O)=O
Average Molecular Weight102.0886
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight102.031694058
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