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Acetoacetic Acid

Acetoacetic Acid

Catalogue No.: VL5260001
CAS No.: 541-50-4

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Name: Acetoacetic Acid
Catalogue No. VL5260001
CAS No. 541-50-4
Molecular Formula C4H6O3
Molecular Weight 102.09 g/mol
Status In-Stock
IUPAC Name 3-oxobutanoic acid
Description Acetoacetic Acid or 3-oxobutanoic acid is of biochemical importance and its ketone body has revolutionary importance in intermediary metabolism that can be prepared by hydrolysis of freshly distilled ethyl acetoacetate according to the method of Ljunggren.
References Hay, RW, and MA Bond. “Kinetics of the Decarboxylation of Acetoacetic Acid.” Australian Journal of Chemistry, vol. 20, no. 9, 1967, p. 1823, https://doi.org/10.1071/ch9671823. WILLIAMSON, DH, et al. “Enzymic Determination of D(−)-β-Hydroxybutyric Acid and Acetoacetic Acid in Blood.” Biochemical Journal, vol. 82, no. 1, Jan. 1962, pp. 90–96, https://doi.org/10.1042/bj0820090.

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