Phenylpyruvic acid

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Phenylpyruvic acid
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Names
IUPAC name
2-Oxo-3-phenylpropanoic acid
Other names
Phenylpyruvate; 3-Phenylpyruvic acid; Keto-phenylpyruvate; beta-Phenylpyruvic acid
Identifiers
156-06-9 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:30851 N
ChemSpider 972 N
Jmol-3D images Image
PubChem 997
Properties
C9H8O3
Molar mass 164.16 g·mol−1
Melting point 155 °C (311 °F; 428 K) (decomposes)
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

Phenylpyruvic acid is a pyruvic acid derivative.

Synthesis[edit]

Phenylpyruvic acid is synthesized from benzyl chloride by double carbonylation (82% yield).[1][2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wolfram, Joachim. "Preparation of α-keto-carboxylic acids from acyl halides". Google Patents US4481368 & US4481369. Ethyl Corporation. 
  2. ^ Werner Bertleff, Michael Roeper, & Xavier Sava (2007). "Carbonylation". Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry: pg.19. doi:10.1002/14356007.a05_217.pub2.