Sodium pyruvate

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Sodium pyruvate
Sodium pyruvate.png
Ball-and-stick model of the pyruvate anion
The sodium cation
Other names
α-ketopropionic acid sodium salt

2-oxopropanoic acid sodium salt

Pyruvic acid sodium salt
113-24-6 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:50144 YesY
ChEMBL ChEMBL181886 YesY
ChemSpider 7931 YesY
Jmol interactive 3D Image
PubChem 23662274
Molar mass 110.044 g/mol
Solubility in other solvents 100 mg/mL
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Infobox references

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.