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166898

Sigma-Aldrich

3-Hydroxybutyric acid

95%

Synonym(s):
(±)-3-Hydroxybutanoic acid, DL-β-Hydroxybutyric acid
Linear Formula:
CH3CH(OH)CH2COOH
Molecular Weight:
104.10
Beilstein:
773861
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.22

Quality Level

assay

95%

refractive index

n20/D 1.443 (lit.)

bp

118-120 °C/2 mmHg (lit.)

solubility

ethanol: soluble 50 mg/mL, clear

density

1.126 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

storage temp.

2-8°C

SMILES string

CC(O)CC(O)=O

InChI

1S/C4H8O3/c1-3(5)2-4(6)7/h3,5H,2H2,1H3,(H,6,7)

InChI key

WHBMMWSBFZVSSR-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

3-Hydroxybutyric acid forms films of random copolymer with (R)-3-hydroxypentanoic acid, (R)-3-hydroxyhexanoic acid, 4-hydroxybutyric acid, 6-hydroxyhexanoic acid and (S,S)-lactide by the melt-crystallized method. It is an important intermediate for the fine chemical industry.

Application

3-Hydroxybutyric acid was used in enantioselective synthesis of D-(-)-3-hydroxybutyric acid by Escherichia coli.

Packaging

1, 5 g in glass bottle

Other Notes

Tandem Mass Spectrometry data independently generated by Scripps Center for Metabolomics is available to view or download in PDF. 166898.pdf Tested metabolites are featured on Scripps Center for Metabolomics METLIN Metabolite Database. To learn more, visit sigma.com/metlin.

Pictograms

Corrosion

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Eye Dam. 1 - Skin Corr. 1B

Storage Class Code

8A - Combustible, corrosive hazardous materials

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

233.6 °F

Flash Point(C)

112 °C

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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