|Molar mass||119.08 g mol−1|
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)|
beta-Nitropropionic acid (aka 3-nitropropanoic acid, BPA, 3-NPA, C3H5NO4) is a mycotoxin, a potent mitochondrial inhibitor, toxic to humans. It is produced by a number of fungi, and found widely in food, in sugar cane, as well as Japanese fungally fermented staples miso, soy sauce, and katsuobushi., as well as in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
- Chem-Spider 3-nitropropanoic acid
- 3-Nitropropionic Acid Is a Suicide Inhibitor of Mitochondrial Respiration J. Biol. Chem. 2006, 281:5965-5972
- Movement Disorders Possibly Induced by Traditional Chinese Herbs X.P. Wang, R.M. Yang, European Neurology 2003;50:153-159 doi:10.1159/000073056
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