2-Hydroxyisobutyric Acid CAS 594-61-6

2-Hydroxyisobutyric acid CAS 594-61-6 is a 2-hydroxy monocarboxylic acid that is isobutyric acid bearing a hydroxy substituent at position 2. It is a metabolite of methyl tertiary-butyl ether. It has a role as a human xenobiotic metabolite. It derives from an isobutyric acid. It is a conjugate acid of a 2-hydroxyisobutyrate.
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Name: 2-Hydroxyisobutyric acid 

Other name:

2-Methyllactic acid 

2-Hydroxy-2-methylpropanoic acid 

Alpha-Hydroxyisobutyric acid

CAS: 594-61-6

EINECS: 209-848-8

MF: C4H8O3                    

MW: 104.10

Appearance: White crystalline powder

MP: 77-81

Purity: 98%

Package: 1kg, 5kg, 25kg

Applications: Organic intermediate


  2-Hydroxyisobutyric acid CAS 594-61-6 is a metabolite of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE). MTBE may be obtained through environmental exposure. MTBE is rapidly eliminated from the body, mainly through expired air as the unchanged compound. MTBE is to some extent metabolised to t-butyl alcohol (TBA) and formaldehyde and oxidised to 2-methyl-1, 2-propanediol and a-hydroxy isobuturic acid. Alpha-Hydroxyisobutyric acid has been used as an arial bactericide. 


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