Alpha-ketoisocaproic acid

α-Ketoisocaproic acid

CAS number 816-66-0 YesY
PubChem 70 YesY
ChemSpider 69 YesY
EC number 212-435-5
UN number 3265
DrugBank DB03229
KEGG C00233 YesY
MeSH Alpha-ketoisocaproic+acid
Beilstein Reference 1701823
3DMet B00066
Jmol-3D images Image 2
Molecular formula C6H10O3
Molar mass 130.14 g mol−1
Density 1.055 g cm-3 (at 20 °C)
Melting point

8-10 °C, 281-283 K, 46-50 °F

Boiling point

85 °C, 358 K, 185 °F (at 13 mmHg)

log P 0.133
Acidity (pKa) 2.651
Basicity (pKb) 11.346
EU classification C
R-phrases R34
S-phrases S26, S36/37/39, S45
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox references

α-Ketoisocaproic acid is an intermediate in the metabolism of leucine.


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