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Compound Summary for: CID 880

Pyruvaldehyde

Also known as: methylglyoxal, 2-Oxopropanal, pyruvic aldehyde, acetylformaldehyde, Acetylformyl, 2-Ketopropionaldehyde, Propanal, 2-oxo-, 78-98-8
Molecular Formula: C3H4O2   Molecular Weight: 72.06266   InChIKey: AIJULSRZWUXGPQ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
An organic compound used often 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.   From: MeSH
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