Sodium pyruvate

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Sodium pyruvate
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Ball-and-stick model of the pyruvate anion The sodium cation
CAS number 113-24-6 YesY
PubChem 23662274
ChemSpider 7931 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:50144 YesY
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Molecular formula C3H3NaO3
Molar mass 110.044 g/mol
Solubility in other solvents 100 mg/mL
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Sodium pyruvate is commonly added to cell culture media as an additional source of energy, but may also have protective effects against hydrogen peroxide. This was reported by Giandomenico et al.[1] and has been confirmed by several independent groups.


  1. ^ Giandomenico AR, Cerniglia GE, Biaglow JE, Stevens CW, Koch CJ (1997). "The importance of sodium pyruvate in assessing damage produced by hydrogen peroxide.". Free Radic Biol Med 23 (3): 426–34. doi:10.1016/S0891-5849(97)00113-5. PMID 9214579.