Agent Name

Phenylglyoxylic acid

Alternative Name

Benzoylformic acid

CAS Number

611-73-4

Formula

C8-H6-O3

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-Oxo-2-phenylacetic acid; 2-Phenylethanoic acid; alpha-Ketophenylacetic acid; alpha-Oxobenzeneacetic acid; Benzeneglyoxylic acid; Benzoylformic acid; Formic acid, benzoyl-; Glyoxylic acid, phenyl-; Oxophenylacetic acid; Phenylgloxylic acid; Phenylglyoxalate; Phenyloxoacetic acid; Benzeneacetic acid, alpha-oxo- (9CI); [ChemIDplus] alpha-Oxophenylacetic acid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Organic Acids

Description

Light yellow crystalline solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"Styrene metabolite." [ChemIDplus]

Comments

Intravenous LD50 (mouse) = 180 mg/kg; [RTECS] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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