Fluorocitric acid

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Fluorocitric acid
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CAS number 357-89-1 YesY
PubChem 107647
ChemSpider 96829 YesY
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Molecular formula C6H7FO7
Molar mass 210.11 g mol−1
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Fluorocitric acid is a fluorinated carboxylic acid derived from citric acid by substitution of one hydrogen by a fluorine atom. The appropriate anion is called fluorocitrate. It is a metabolite of fluoroacetic acid and is very toxic because it is not processable using aconitase in the citrate cycle (where fluorocitrate takes place of citrate as the substrate). The enzyme is inhibited and the cycle stops working.[1]

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  1. ^ Horák, J.; Linhart, I.; Klusoň, P. (2004). Úvod do toxikologie a ekologie pro chemiky (in Czech) (1st ed.). Prague: VŠCHT v Praze. ISBN 80-7080-548-X.