Bromopyruvic acid


3-Bromo-2-oxopropionic acid
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77-82 °C


water: soluble 1 g/10 mL, clear to very slightly hazy, colorless

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General description

Bromopyruvic acid is an affinity label for cysteine residues†. It acts as cross-linker between nucleic acids and proteins. Kinetics of inactivation of pancreatic ribonuclease A by bromopyruvic acid has been investigated.
may contain traces of dibromopyruvic acid


Bromopyruvic acid was used in the synthesis of imidazo1,2-apyridine-2-carboxylic acids.


10, 50, 500 g in glass bottle

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Affinity label for cysteine residues; Cross-linker between nucleic acids and proteins



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dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

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UN 3261 8 / PGII

WGK Germany


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Alessio Bocedi et al.
Scientific reports, 8(1), 16050-16050 (2018-10-31)
Many proteins provided with disulfide bridges in the native state undergo amorphous irreversible aggregation when these bonds are not formed. Here we show that egg lysozyme displays a clever strategy to prevent this deleterious aggregation during the nascent phase when...
I Kameshita et al.
Journal of biochemistry, 86(5), 1251-1257 (1979-11-01)
Phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase [EC] from Escherichia coli W was alkylated by incubation with bromopyruvate, substrate analog, leading to irreversible inactivation. The reaction followed pseudo-first-order kinetics. Mg2+, an essential cofactor for catalysis, enhanced the inactivation, and the enhancing effect increased as...
P M Alliel et al.
European journal of biochemistry, 105(2), 343-351 (1980-04-01)
We have reported in a previous communication a kinetic study showing bromopyruvate to behave as an active-site-directed reagent for flavocytochrome b2. It is shown here that inactivation is accompanied by incorporation of 3 mol reagent/subunit of oxidized intact enzyme and...
M H Wang et al.
The Biochemical journal, 320 ( Pt 1), 187-192 (1996-11-15)
The kinetic theory of substrate reaction during the modification of enzyme activity [Duggleby (1986) J. Theor. Biol. 123, 67-80; Wang and Tsou (1990) J. Theor. Biol. 142, 531-549] has been applied to a study of the inactivation kinetics of ribonuclease...
Ananda Herath et al.
Organic letters, 12(3), 412-415 (2009-12-30)
The first continuous flow synthesis of imidazo[1,2-a]pyridine-2-carboxylic acids directly from 2-aminopyridines and bromopyruvic acid has been developed, representing a significant advance over the corresponding in-flask method. The process was applied to the multistep synthesis of imidazo[1,2-a]pyridine-2-carboxamides, including a Mur ligase...
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