P2256 Sigma-Aldrich

Sodium pyruvate

ReagentPlus®, ≥99%

Synonym: α-Ketopropionic acid sodium salt, 2-Oxopropanoic acid sodium salt, Pyruvic acid sodium salt

  • CAS Number 113-24-6

  • Linear Formula CH3COCOONa

  • Molecular Weight 110.04

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 3568341

  •  EC Number 204-024-4

  •  MDL number MFCD00002586

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24898303



Related Categories Amino Acid, Carbohydrate, Cell Biology, Essential Chemicals, Metabolic Pathways,
grade   ReagentPlus®
assay   ≥99%
form   powder
loss   ≤0.5% loss on drying
mp   >300 °C(lit.)
solubility   H2O: 100 mg/mL, clear, colorless to faintly yellow
cation traces   heavy metals (as Pb): ≤20 ppm
storage temp.   2-8°C



10 mg in glass bottle

5, 25, 100, 500 g in poly bottle


Sodium pyruvate has been used:
• To prepare Bull Tyrode′s albumin-lactate-pyruvate diluent.
• In pyruvate tolerance test.
• To prepare oligodendrocyte culture medium.

General description

Sodium pyruvate (SP) is a simplest keto-acid. It crystallizes as very thin plates and belongs to the monoclinic system. Its utility in Knoevenagel condensation carried out in an aqueous medium has been examined. The standard molar enthalpy of formation and molar enthalpy of dissolution of SP at infinite dilution have been obtained. Its efficacy in treating mitochondrial DNA depletion syndromes has been investigated.

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NONH for all modes of transport
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