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Compound Summary for: CID 179

Acetoin

Also known as: 3-hydroxy-2-butanone; Dimethylketol; acetylmethylcarbinol; 2-Butanone, 3-hydroxy-; Acetyl methyl carbinol; 3-hydroxybutan-2-one
Molecular Formula: C4H8O2   Molecular Weight: 88.10512   InChIKey: ROWKJAVDOGWPAT-UHFFFAOYSA-N
A product of fermentation. It is a component of the butanediol cycle in microorganisms. In mammals it is oxidized to carbon dioxide.   From: MeSH
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