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Creation date2015-05-07 20:57:37 UTC
Update date2019-11-26 03:22:07 UTC
Primary IDFDB031075
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • FDB001479
Chemical Information
FooDB Nameoxaloacetate
DescriptionOxalacetic acid, also known as ketosuccinic acid or oxaloacetate, 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, oxalacetic acid is considered to be a fatty acid lipid molecule. Oxalacetic acid is soluble (in water) and a moderately acidic compound (based on its pKa). Oxalacetic acid can be synthesized from succinic acid. Oxalacetic acid can also be synthesized into oxaloacetic acid 4-methyl ester. Oxalacetic acid can be found in a number of food items such as daikon radish, sacred lotus, cucurbita (gourd), and tarragon, which makes oxalacetic acid a potential biomarker for the consumption of these food products. Oxalacetic acid can be found primarily in cellular cytoplasm, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), and urine, as well as in human liver tissue. Oxalacetic acid exists in all living species, ranging from bacteria to humans. In humans, oxalacetic acid is involved in several metabolic pathways, some of which include the oncogenic action of succinate, the oncogenic action of 2-hydroxyglutarate, glycogenosis, type IB, and the oncogenic action of fumarate. Oxalacetic acid is also involved in several metabolic disorders, some of which include the oncogenic action of l-2-hydroxyglutarate in hydroxygluaricaciduria, transfer of acetyl groups into mitochondria, argininemia, and 2-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase complex deficiency. Moreover, oxalacetic acid is found to be associated with anoxia.
CAS Number328-42-7
2-Oxobutanedioic acidChEBI
2-Oxosuccinic acidChEBI
3-Carboxy-3-oxopropanoic acidChEBI
Keto-succinic acidChEBI
Ketosuccinic acidChEBI
Oxobutanedioic acidChEBI
Oxosuccinic acidChEBI
Oxaloacetic acidKegg
Keto-oxaloacetic acidGenerator
2-Ketosuccinic acidHMDB
a-Ketosuccinic acidHMDB
alpha-Ketosuccinic acidHMDB
Oxaloethanoic acidHMDB
Acid, oxaloaceticHMDB
Acid, oxalaceticHMDB
2 Ketosuccinic acidHMDB
2 oxo Butanedioic acidHMDB
2-oxo-Butanedioic acidHMDB
Predicted Properties
Water Solubility57.1 g/LALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)2.41ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)-9.9ChemAxon
Physiological Charge-2ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count5ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count2ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area91.67 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count3ChemAxon
Refractivity24.33 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability10.06 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings0ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Chemical FormulaC4H4O5
IUPAC name2-oxobutanedioic acid
InChI IdentifierInChI=1S/C4H4O5/c5-2(4(8)9)1-3(6)7/h1H2,(H,6,7)(H,8,9)
Isomeric SMILESOC(=O)CC(=O)C(O)=O
Average Molecular Weight132.0716
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight132.005873238
Description belongs to the class of organic compounds known as short-chain keto acids and derivatives. These are keto acids with an alkyl chain the contains less than 6 carbon atoms.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassOrganic acids and derivatives
ClassKeto acids and derivatives
Sub ClassShort-chain keto acids and derivatives
Direct ParentShort-chain keto acids and derivatives
Alternative Parents
  • Beta-keto acid
  • Short-chain keto acid
  • Alpha-keto acid
  • Beta-hydroxy ketone
  • Dicarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • 1,3-dicarbonyl compound
  • Alpha-hydroxy ketone
  • Ketone
  • Carboxylic acid
  • Carboxylic acid derivative
  • Carbonyl group
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Organic oxide
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic acyclic compounds
External Descriptors
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Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
Physical stateNot Available
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
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash KeyView
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-EI-TOF (Pegasus III TOF-MS system, Leco; GC 6890, Agilent Technologies) (Non-derivatized)splash10-00dr-4900000000-9d943d40beaca3c602a1JSpectraViewer | MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (1 MEOX; 2 TMS)splash10-007a-9210000000-020f60717e2ea79d1ccdJSpectraViewer | MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (1 MEOX; 2 TMS)splash10-000b-9540000000-a53f674cc98960834f88JSpectraViewer | MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (1 MEOX; 3 TMS)splash10-001a-8940000000-40b790e06141d7180938JSpectraViewer | MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (Non-derivatized)splash10-007a-9210000000-020f60717e2ea79d1ccdJSpectraViewer | MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (Non-derivatized)splash10-000b-9540000000-a53f674cc98960834f88JSpectraViewer | MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (Non-derivatized)splash10-001a-8940000000-40b790e06141d7180938JSpectraViewer | MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-EI-TOF (Non-derivatized)splash10-0002-4930000000-7e995327b0b9c1af0914JSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (Non-derivatized) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-000f-9100000000-6718417e7196063f9544JSpectraViewer
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (2 TMS) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-00ds-9520000000-5a082ec8843f6fbc3b15JSpectraViewer
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - Quattro_QQQ 10V, Negative (Annotated)splash10-000i-9000000000-0be675f3aa3e973393b7JSpectraViewer | MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - Quattro_QQQ 25V, Negative (Annotated)splash10-000f-9000000000-4fba97fcd7b0f2215f75JSpectraViewer | MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - Quattro_QQQ 40V, Negative (Annotated)splash10-0006-9000000000-9b1f4171aee6283a3cbdJSpectraViewer | MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - , negativesplash10-014i-0900000000-7c598fd9c78acb94dacdJSpectraViewer | MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - QTOF 3V, positivesplash10-014i-4900000000-e7803730ae7986a1b9fbJSpectraViewer | MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - QTOF 4V, positivesplash10-014r-5900000000-8e478338a7c0e65e62baJSpectraViewer | MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - QTOF 5V, positivesplash10-014r-7900000000-f681763317e1ae86e691JSpectraViewer | MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - QTOF 7V, positivesplash10-00kr-9600000000-aa8adf9a96041dddbbddJSpectraViewer | MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - QTOF 10V, positivesplash10-000i-9200000000-e62c47ca2bc492900178JSpectraViewer | MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - QTOF 15V, positivesplash10-000i-9000000000-5485ddd84a64ea0ca0b9JSpectraViewer | MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - QTOF 17V, positivesplash10-000i-9000000000-79521cb04a2b23e39c1eJSpectraViewer | MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - QTOF 20V, positivesplash10-000m-9000000000-601c8d2ec63f8b01a61eJSpectraViewer | MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - QTOF 23V, positivesplash10-000e-9000000000-13d369c58d8930958d92JSpectraViewer | MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - QTOF 25V, positivesplash10-0005-9000000000-df8387ef907fb71342ebJSpectraViewer | MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - QTOF 27V, positivesplash10-0005-9000000000-908644b5d7041346f582JSpectraViewer | MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - QTOF 30V, positivesplash10-0005-9000000000-ecca787a800164d0296fJSpectraViewer | MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - QTOF 33V, positivesplash10-0005-9000000000-180a7c51b1f93cb8fff2JSpectraViewer | MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - QTOF 35V, positivesplash10-0005-9000000000-709c49f609f5a711a288JSpectraViewer | MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - QTOF 40V, positivesplash10-0005-9000000000-aa103ab9beb03bd6eb22JSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-014i-3900000000-6f4e965a3f513bf8db13JSpectraViewer
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-014i-9600000000-8ae7abf60057088e14dbJSpectraViewer
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-01bc-9100000000-5724c215c46a4f568140JSpectraViewer
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-0019-8900000000-829898d0849b1fbf1c28JSpectraViewer
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-000i-9100000000-5a5ff8fb7cb52eebf0c8JSpectraViewer
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-0006-9000000000-657d1384d478ddc33b6dJSpectraViewer
MSMass Spectrum (Electron Ionization)splash10-0006-9000000000-f371299a07d43c23ff1dJSpectraViewer | MoNA
1D NMR1H NMR SpectrumNot AvailableJSpectraViewer
1D NMR1H NMR SpectrumNot AvailableJSpectraViewer
2D NMR[1H,13C] 2D NMR SpectrumNot AvailableJSpectraViewer
2D NMR[1H,13C] 2D NMR SpectrumNot AvailableJSpectraViewer
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FoodContent Range AverageReference
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