Alpha-ketobutyric acid

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Alpha-ketobutyric acid
IUPAC name 2-oxobutanoic acid
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
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MeSH Alpha-ketobutyric+acid
Properties
C4H6O3
Molar mass 102.089 g/mol
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

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Overview

Alpha-ketobutyric acid is a product of the lysis of cystathionine.

It is also one of the degradation products of threonine.

It can be converted to propionyl-CoA (and subsequently methylmalonyl CoA, which can be converted to succinyl CoA, a CAC intermediate), and thus enter the citric acid cycle.

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