Agent Name

Phosphoenolpyruvate

CAS Number

73-89-2

Formula

C3-H4-O6-P

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

2-(Phosphonooxy)acrylate; 2-Propenoic acid, 2-(phosphonooxy)-, ion(1-); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Biomolecules

Sources/Uses

"Phosphoenolpyruvic acid (PEP), or phosphoenolpyruvate as the anion, is an important chemical compound in biochemistry. It has the highest-energy phosphate bond found (-61.9 kJ/mol) in living organisms, and is involved in glycolysis and gluconeogenesis. In plants, it is also involved in the biosynthesis of various aromatic compounds, and in carbon fixation; in bacteria, it is also used as the source of energy for the phosphotransferase system." [Wikipedia]

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