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Ethyl Pyruvate

Purposes of use
Industrial products
Medical materials
Ethyl Pyruvate

Ethyl Pyruvate is produced by the esterification of Pyruvic Acid, to be mixed with ethanol and ether at a desired ratio. With its excellent reactivity, it easily reacts to nitrogen compounds, aldehyde, halide, phosphorus chemicals, etc. Therefore, it is used as a material for many kinds of chemicals.

Bibliographic information

Basic information

Package unit, packing style

20kg Jerry can, 200kg polyetylene drum

Features (information on components, physical properties)

Chemical name,

IUPAC name

Ethyl Pyruvate
Another nameEthyl2-oxopropanoate


Chemical formulaCH3COCOOC2H5
Structural formula
Molecular weight116.12
PropertiesYellow transparent liquid that has a peculiar odor
Specific gravity (20℃)1.040~1.060
Boiling point (atmospheric pressure)148℃
Flash point50.5℃ (Tag closed test)
SolubilitySoluble in ethanol and toluene

*For detailed information on harmfulness and data on properties of Ethyl Pyruvate, please see the safety data sheet (SDS).

Product specs

Product Type

Ethyl Pyruvate

Product Specifications

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Main purposes of use and effects

PharmaceuticalsSynthetic raw materials and amino acid materials
CosmeticsRaw material for fragrances
Industrial ApplicationsDetergents for electronic components, general cleaning agents, solvents for printing, leather cleaners, agrochemicals

Pyruvic Acid is involved in biochemical synthesis and metabolic processes of carbohydrates, lipids, and Amino Acids in the body.
Pyruvic Acid is highly reactive and also functions as an important intermediate in fine chemicals such as substrate for the synthesis of pharmaceuticals, agricultural chemicals, etc.
Sodium Pyruvate can also be used for infusions as glycolysis is bypassed when used to provide energy to cells.
Since we first began manufacturing, Musashino Chemical Laboratory, Ltd. has established technologies to manufacture Pyruvic Acid of high purity that satisfies product assurance standards as part of our efforts to continue providing a stable supply of product.
Please contact us if you are considering the use of Pyruvic Acid and its derivatives.

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