Agent Name

Glycerophosphoric acid

CAS Number

57-03-4

Formula

C3-H9-O6-P

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Glycerophosphate; 1-Glycerophosphoric acid; 3-Glycerophosphate; Glycerol alpha-phosphate; alpha-Glycerophosphoric acid; alpha-Phosphoglycerol; 1,2,3-Propanetriol, 1-(dihydrogen phosphate); 2,3-Hydroxy-1-propyl dihydrogen phosphate; Glycerol, 1-(dihydrogen phosphate) (8CI); [ChemIDplus] Phosphoric acid glycerol esters; [Merck Index]

Category

Organic Acids

Description

Absolute acid: Clear syrupy liquid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

The absolute acid is used to make glycerophosphates and pharmaceuticals (improve taste of glycerophosphates). [Merck Index] "3-Phosphoglyceric acid (3PG), or glycerate 3-phosphate (GP), is a biochemically significant 3-carbon molecule that is a metabolic intermediate in both glycolysis and the Calvin cycle." [Wikipedia]

Comments

Absolute acid is a commercial mixture of the alpha and beta forms; [Merck Index]

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