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54920

Sigma-Aldrich

(R)-3-Hydroxybutyric acid

≥98.0% (T)

Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C4H8O3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
104.10
Beilstein:
1720568
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.22

Quality Level

assay

≥98.0% (T)

form

solid

optical activity

[α]20/D −25±1°, c = 6% in H2O

mp

49-50 °C (lit.)

storage temp.

2-8°C

SMILES string

C[C@@H](O)CC(O)=O

InChI

1S/C4H8O3/c1-3(5)2-4(6)7/h3,5H,2H2,1H3,(H,6,7)/t3-/m1/s1

InChI key

WHBMMWSBFZVSSR-GSVOUGTGSA-N

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Application

(R)-3-Hydroxybutyric acid may be used in the preparation of copolymers by reacting with various hydroxyalkanoic acids.1 It may also be used in the preparation of (3R,4R)-4-acetoxy-3-[(R)-1-(formyloxy)ethyl]-2-azetidinone.2

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. 54920.pdf Tested metabolites are featured on Scripps Center for Metabolomics METLIN Metabolite Database. To learn more, visit sigma.com/metlin.
Important chiral starting material; enantioselective reactions at the 2-, 3- and 4-positions via the cyclic acetal with aldehydes; preparation of (R)-β-butyrolactone.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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