beta-Nitropropionic acid

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Beta-Nitropropionic acid
3-Nitropropanoic acid.png
3D model (Jmol) Interactive image
ChemSpider 1615
ECHA InfoCard 100.007.276
PubChem 1678
Molar mass 119.08 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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beta-Nitropropionic acid (3-nitropropanoic acid, BPA, 3-NPA, C3H5NO4) is a mycotoxin, a potent mitochondrial inhibitor,[1] toxic to humans. It is produced by a number of fungi, and found widely in food, in sugar cane, as well as Japanese fungally fermented staples miso, soy sauce, katsuobushi,[2] and some traditional Chinese medicines.[3]


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