Pyruvaldehyde Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Pyruvaldehyde Properties


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Pyruvaldehyde is the aldehyde form of pyruvic acid. It has two carbonyl groups, so it is a dicarbonyl compound. It is both an aldehyde and a ketone. It is used as a reagent in organic synthesis, as a flavoring agent, and in tanning. It has been demonstrated as an intermediate in the metabolism of acetone and its derivatives in isolated cell preparations, in various culture media, and in vivo in certain animals.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Clear Yellow to Yellow-Brown Solution
Boiling Point 72 °C
CAS Number 78-98-8
Density 1.19 g/ml
EINECS Number 201-164-8
IUPAC Name 2-Oxopropanal
InChI 1S/C3H4O2/c1-3(5)2-4/h2H,1H3
Melting Point 25 °C
Molar Mass 72.06 g/mol
Molecular Formula C3H4O2
Refractive 1.4209 n20/D
Related Compounds Glyoxylic Acid;Pyruvic Acid;Acetoacetic Acid
Solubility >=10 g/100 ml
Synonyms Propanal, 2-oxo-;Methylglyoxal;Pyruvaldehyde;2-Ketopropionaldehyde;2-Oxopropionaldehyde;Acetylformaldehyde;Acetylformyl;NSC 626580;NSC 79019;Pyroracemic Aldehyde;Pyruvic Aldehyde;a-Ketopropionaldehyde uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X