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Methyl pyruvate

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Basic Information

Methyl/ethyl pyruvate are products 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.

Physical properties

Chemical Name Methyl 2-oxopropanoate
Mol. Wt. 102.09
Description It is a clear, yellowish liquid with a characteristic ether smell.
Specific gravity (20℃) 1.1138
Refractive index (20℃) 1.4039
Melting Point -30℃
Boiling Point (100mmHg) 79.5℃
Flash Point (Open) 49.0℃
Viscosity (20℃) 1.194cp
Viscosity (20℃) 57.3w/w% (H2O)

Product Specifications

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Methyl pyruvate

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Main applications

Pharmaceuticals Synthetic raw materials and amino acid materials
Cosmetics Raw material for fragrances
Industrial Applications Detergent for electronics 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 the product.
Please contact us if you are considering the use of pyruvic acid and its derivatives.

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