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277460 Sigma-Aldrich

3-(Methylthio)propionaldehyde

96%

Synonym: 3-(Methylmercapto)propionaldehyde, 3-(Methylthio)propanal, Methional, NSC 15874

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Properties

Related Categories Aldehydes, Building Blocks, C1 to C6, Carbonyl Compounds, Chemical Synthesis,
vapor density   >1 (vs air)
vapor pressure   760 mmHg ( 165 °C)
InChI Key   CLUWOWRTHNNBBU-UHFFFAOYSA-N
assay   96%
form   liquid
refractive index   n20/D 1.483 (lit.)
bp   165-166 °C(lit.)
density   1.043 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
storage temp.   2-8°C

Description

General description

3-(Methylthio)propionaldehyde (methional) is the major product of chemical methionine conversion via Strecker degradation in food.

Application

3-(Methylthio)propionaldehyde (3-methylthiopropanal) has been employed as biosynthetic precursor of ethylene.

Reactant involved in:
• Homolytic cross-coupling reactions
• Oxidative coupling and chemoselective oxidation
• Intermolecular alkyne hydroacylation reactions
• Oxidation of sulfides to sulfoxides

Packaging

5, 25 mL in glass bottle

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Danger
RIDADR 
UN 2785 6.1 / PGIII
WGK Germany 
1
RTECS 
UE2285000
Flash Point(F) 
165.2 °F
Flash Point(C) 
74 °C

Documents

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

References

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