4-Hydroxy-But-2-Enoic Acid Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

4-Hydroxy-But-2-Enoic Acid Properties

4-Hydroxy-But-2-Enoic Acid

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4-Hydroxy-But-2-Enoic Acid is a drug used in scientific research. It is structurally related to GHB and binds to the GHB receptor with 4-fold higher affinity than GHB itself.It may also be naturally produced in the mammalian CNS and is suspected to be an endogenous ligand for the GHB receptor.

Chemical Properties

CAS Number 24587-49-3
InChI 1S/C4H6O3/c5-3-1-2-4(6)7/h1-2,5H,3H2,(H,6,7)/b2-1+
Molar Mass 102.03 g/mol
Molecular Formula C4H6O3
Synonyms (E)-4-Hydroxybut-2-Enoic Acid; Trans-4-Hydroxy-2-Butenoic Acid; trans-4-Hydroxycrotonic Acid;δ- Hydroxycrotonic Acid;T-HCA
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