Acetonedicarboxylic acid

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Acetonedicarboxylic acid[1]
Skeletal formula
Ball-and-stick model
PubChem 68328
ChemSpider 61623 YesY
EC number 208-797-9
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Molecular formula C5H6O5
Molar mass 146.09814 g/mol
Density 1,499 g/cm3
Melting point 133 °C (dec.)
Boiling point 408,4 °C (760mm Hg)
Flash point 2,149 °C (3,900 °F; 2,422 K)
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Acetonedicarboxylic acid or 3-oxoglutaric acid is a simple carboxylic acid, which may be used as a building block in organic chemistry.

It is commercially available.[2] It may also be prepared by decarbonylation of citric acid in fuming sulfuric acid:[3]

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  1. ^ 1,3-Acetonedicarboxylic acid at Sigma-Aldrich (safety data sheet)
  2. ^ German patent DE 32245 Farbwerke vormals Meister, Lucius und Brüning in Höchst a. M. (eingereicht 9. November 1884, erteilt 9. July 1885)
  3. ^ Roger Adams, H. M. Chiles, and C. F. Rassweiler (1941), "Acetonedicarboxylic Acid", Org. Synth. ; Coll. Vol. 1: 10