beta-Alanine ethyl ester

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Beta-Alanine ethyl ester
Skeletal formula of β-alanine ethyl ester
Ball-and-stick model of the β-alanine ethyl ester molecule
IUPAC name
Ethyl 3-aminopropanoate
Other names
Ethyl beta-alanate
Ethyl 3-aminopropionate
3D model (Jmol)
Molar mass 117.15 g/mol
Melting point 65–67 °C (149–153 °F; 338–340 K) hydrochloride
Boiling point 58 °C (136 °F; 331 K)[1] 14 Torr (free base)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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β-Alanine ethyl ester is the ethyl ester of the non-essential amino acid β-alanine. It would be expected to hydrolyise within the body to form β-alanine.[2]


  1. ^ Kodaira, Toshiyuki; Miyake, Hideo; Hayashi, Koichiro; Okamura, Seizo (1965). "The Synthesis and Polymerization of β-Propiolactam and α-Phenyl-β-propiolactam". Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan. 38 (10): 1788–1789. doi:10.1246/bcsj.38.1788. 
  2. ^ Wright, Margaret Robson (1969). "Arrhenius parameters for the acid hydrolysis of esters in aqueous solution. Part I. Glycine ethyl ester, β-alanine ethyl ester, acetylcholine, and methylbetaine methyl ester". Journal of the Chemical Society B: Physical Organic: 707. doi:10.1039/J29690000707.