Agent Name

Ethyl pyruvate

CAS Number

617-35-6

Formula

C5-H8-O3

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

CTI-01; Ethyl 2-oxopropanoate; Ethyl 2-oxopropionate; Ethyl acetylformate; Ethyl alpha-ketopropionate; Ethyl pyroracemate; Ethyl pyruvate (natural); Propanoic acid, 2-oxo-, ethyl ester; Pyruvic acid, ethyl ester; [ChemIDplus] Ethyl methylglyoxylate; [Merck Index] UN3272

Category

Esters, Other

Description

Liquid; [Merck Index] Colorless liquid with a pleasant odor; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Pyruvic acid."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Esters, n.o.s."

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