Agent Name

Sodium phenylacetate

CAS Number

114-70-5

Formula

C8-H8-O2.Na

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Acetic acid, phenyl-, sodium salt; Benzeneacetic acid, sodium salt; Phenylacetate sodium salt; Phenylacetic acid sodium salt; Phenylessigsaure natrium-salz [German]; Sodium benzeneacetate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

Aqueous solution: Pale yellow liquid; [HSDB] Powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as an intermediate for penicillin g and certain fungicides; Also used in the treatment of acute hyperammonemia and associated encephalopathy in patients with deficiencies in enzymes of the urea cycle (with sodium benzoate); [HSDB]

Comments

May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] See "Phenylacetic acid."

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