Pyruvic acid

This is an important intermediate of fine chemicals involved in necessary biological synthesis and metabolic processes. Please contact us for further information on our reliable technologies used to manufacture products of high purity and stability.

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Basic Information

Pyruvic acid is an important intermediate involved in the TCA cycle of glycolysis in the body. It is involved in the biochemical synthesis of lipids, amino acids, proteins, ATP and others, and has applications in the synthesis of various bioactive substances in pharmaceuticals. Musashino Chemical Laboratory is the first company to make it possible to produce pyruvic acid of high purity and quality.

Product Specifications

Description Transparent, pale yellow to yellow to yellowish liquid having a characteristic odor
Clarity of Solution Clear
Heavy metals Not more than 0.001%
Iron Not more than 0.001%
Specific gravity Between 1.260 and 1.280(at 20℃)
Residue on ignition Not more than 0.10%
Assay Not more than 97.0%


Chemical Name 2-oxopropanoic acid
Mol. Wt. 88.07
Description It is a clear liquid with a pale yellow to yellowish color with a characteristic smell.
Specific gravity (20℃) 1.2691
Refractive index (20℃) 1.4280
Melting Point 13.1℃
Boiling Point (100mmHg) 105.4℃
Flash Point (Open) 102℃
Viscosity (20℃) 19.48cp
Toxicity (20℃) LD50 2.1g/kg

Main applications

Pharmaceuticals Synthetic raw materials and amino acid materials

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 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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