Glutaric acid

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Glutaric acid
Skeletal formula of glutaric acid
Ball-and-stick model of the glutaric acid molecule
Names
Preferred IUPAC name
Pentanedioic acid
Other names
Glutaric acid
Propane-1,3-dicarboxylic acid
1,3-Propanedicarboxylic acid
Pentanedioic acid
n-Pyrotartaric acid
Identifiers
3D model (Jmol)
ChEBI
ChemSpider
DrugBank
ECHA InfoCard 100.003.471
EC Number 203-817-2
KEGG
Properties
C5H8O4
Molar mass 132.12 g/mol
Melting point 95 to 98 °C (203 to 208 °F; 368 to 371 K)
Boiling point 200 °C (392 °F; 473 K) /20 mmHg
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Glutaric acid is the organic compound with the formula C3H6(COOH)2 . Although the related "linear" dicarboxylic acids adipic and succinic acids are water-soluble only to a few percent at room temperature, the water-solubility of glutaric acid is over 50% (w/w).

Biochemistry[edit]

Glutaric acid is naturally produced in the body during the metabolism of some amino acids, including lysine and tryptophan. Defects in this metabolic pathway can lead to a disorder called glutaric aciduria, where toxic byproducts build up and can cause severe encephalopathy.

Production[edit]

Glutaric acid can be prepared by the ring-opening of butyrolactone with potassium cyanide to give the mixed potassium carboxylate-nitrile that is hydrolyzed to the diacid.[1] Alternatively hydrolysis, followed by oxidation of dihydropyran gives glutaric acid. It can also be prepared from reacting 1,3-dibromopropane with sodium or potassium cyanide to obtain the dinitrile, followed by hydrolysis.

Uses[edit]

Safety[edit]

Glutaric acid may cause irritation to the skin and eyes.[3] Acute hazards include the fact that this compound may be harmful by ingestion, inhalation or skin absorption.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ G. Paris, L. Berlinguet, R. Gaudry, J. English, Jr. and J. E. Dayan (1963). "Glutaric Acid and Glutaramide". Org. Synth.  ; Coll. Vol., 4, p. 496 
  2. ^ Peter Werle and Marcus Morawietz "Alcohols, Polyhydric" in Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry: 2002, Wiley-VCH: Weinheim. DOI 10.1002/14356007.a01_305
  3. ^ a b Glutaric acid, cameochemicals.com

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