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Fatty acid


DATA No : DFA0271 INFORMANT : Tetsuyuki Kobayashi

NAME : D(-)-3-Hydroxybutyric acid

COMMON NAME: b-Hydroxybutyric acid
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FORMULA: C4H8O3 MOL.WT (average) : 104.105


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BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY

PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
MELTING POINT:49-50 degC

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SOLUBILITY:very soluble in ethanol, ether and water ; insoluble in benzene.(Ref. 0385)
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CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS
Synthetic, by (1) reduction and hydrolysis of ethyl acetoacetate, (2) direct oxidation of butyric acid (see entry 4) by H2O2, (3) partial oxidation of aldol.
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REFERENCES
[0385]
AUTHOR:Ottaway, J. H.
TITLE:A preparation of D(-)-beta-hydroxybutyric acid PubMed ID:14482745
JOURNAL:Biochem J.
VOL:84 PAGE : 11-12 (1962)
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