3-Hydroxypicolinic acid

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3-Hydroxypicolinic acid
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CAS number 874-24-8
PubChem 13401
ChemSpider 12827 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:63432 YesY
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Molecular formula C6H5NO3
Molar mass 139.109
Appearance Light yellow needles
Melting point 208-212°C
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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3-Hydroxy picolinic acid is a picolinic acid derivative and is a member of the pyridine family. It is used as a matrix for nucleotides in MALDI mass spectrometry analyses.[1]

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  1. ^ Wu KJ, Steding A, Becker CH (1993). "Matrix-assisted laser desorption time-of-flight mass spectrometry of oligonucleotides using 3-hydroxypicolinic acid as an ultraviolet-sensitive matrix". Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 7 (2): 142–6. doi:10.1002/rcm.1290070206. PMID 8457722.