Glyceric acid

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Glyceric acid[1]
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CAS number 473-81-4 YesY
PubChem 752
ChemSpider 732 N
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Molecular formula C3H6O4
Molar mass 106.08 g/mol
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Glyceric acid is a natural three-carbon sugar acid. Salts and esters of glyceric acid are known as glycerates.


Several phosphate derivatives of glyceric acid, including 2-phosphoglyceric acid, 3-phosphoglyceric acid, 2,3-bisphosphoglyceric acid, and 1,3-bisphosphoglyceric acid, are important biochemical intermediates in Glycolysis.


  1. ^ Merck Index, 11th Edition, 4378.