Agent Name

Acetonedicarboxylic acid

CAS Number

542-05-2

Formula

C5-H6-O5

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

3-Oxoglutaric acid; Pentanedioic acid, 3-oxo-; [ChemIDplus] 3-Oxopentanedioic acid; beta-Ketoglutaric acid; [Merck Index] 1,3-Acetonedicarboxylic acid; 3-Ketoglutaric acid; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Category

Organic Acids

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] Off-white hygroscopic powder; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in organic synthesis; [Merck Index]

Comments

May explode if heated under confinement; A skin and strong eye irritant; [Acros Organics MSDS]

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