Agent Name

beta-Hydroxybutyric acid

CAS Number

300-85-6

Formula

C4-H8-O3

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

3 HBA; 3-Hydroxybutanoic acid; 3-Hydroxybuttersaeure; 3-Hydroxybutyric acid; beta-Hydroxy-n-butyric acid; beta-Hydroxybuttersaeure; (1)-3-Hydroxybutyric acid; Butanoic acid, 3-hydroxy-; Butyric acid, 3-hydroxy- (8CI); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids

Description

Hygroscopic liquid; [Merck Index] Clear, colorless to light yellow viscous liquid; Hygroscopic; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Ketone produced in the liver; [ChemIDplus]

Comments

An irritant; [Acros Organics MSDS] See "Butyric acid."

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