Ethyl pyruvate

SDS (142KB)

Basic Information

Methyl/ethyl pyruvate is manufactured by esterifying pyruvic acid. Ethanol and ether can react at any desired ratio. With excellent reactivity, it reacts well with nitrogen compounds, aldehydes, halides, and phosphorus compounds. For this reason, it is used as a material in many chemical products.

Product Specifications

Description Transparent, yellow liquid having a characteristic odor
Specific gravity Between 1.040 and 1.060 (at 20℃)
Moisture Not more than 0.50%
Residue on ignition Not more than 0.10%
Assay Not less than 98.0%


Chemical Name 2-oxopropanoic acid ethyl ester
Mol. Wt. 116.12
Description It is a clear, yellowish liquid with a peculiar ether smell.
SP. GR. (20℃) 1.0502
Refractive index (20℃) 1.4051
Melting Point -58℃
Boiling Point (100 mm Hg) 88℃
Flash Point (Open) 50.5℃
Viscosity (20℃) 1.186cp
Solubility (20℃) 28.9w/w% (H2O)

Main applications

Pharmaceuticals Synthetic raw materials and amino acid materials
Cosmetics Raw material for fragrances
Industrial Applications Detergents 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 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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