alpha-Ketoisocaproic acid

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α-Ketoisocaproic acid
Skeletal formula of alpha-ketoisocaproic acid
Identifiers
CAS number 816-66-0 YesY
PubChem 70
ChemSpider 69 YesY
EC number 212-435-5
UN number 3265
DrugBank DB03229
KEGG C00233 YesY
MeSH Alpha-ketoisocaproic+acid
ChEBI CHEBI:48430
ChEMBL CHEMBL445647 YesY
Beilstein Reference 1701823
3DMet B00066
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Properties
Molecular formula C6H10O3
Molar mass 130.14 g mol−1
Density 1.055 g cm-3 (at 20 °C)
Melting point 8 to 10 °C (46 to 50 °F; 281 to 283 K)
Boiling point 85 °C (185 °F; 358 K) at 13 mmHg
log P 0.133
Acidity (pKa) 2.651
Basicity (pKb) 11.346
Hazards
EU classification Corrosive C
R-phrases R34
S-phrases S26, S36/37/39, S45
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

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

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