3-Bromopyruvic acid

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MedKoo CAT#: 407106

CAS#: 113-59-3

Description: Bromopyruvic acid is a hexokinase II inhibitor and an effective antitumor agent. The characteristics of 3-bromopyruvate in vitro and in vivo have been reported in the scientific literature since the 1940s. Because it is a highly reactive alkylating agent and it is inherently unstable, it had been described as a metabolic poison. Research at Johns Hopkins has suggested that 3-bromopyruvate could be used to selectively kill cancer cells, while leaving normal cells intact. Recently, the FDA accepted an IND application for the use of 3-bromopyruvate for a Phase I clinical trial in liver cancer. IMPORTANT NOTE: this product we are offering is a pure chemical solid powder, which is for research use only, not for human or therapeutic use. Buyer must be a professional and understands how to use and handle the chemical properly.

Chemical Structure

3-Bromopyruvic acid
CAS# 113-59-3

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 407106
Name: 3-Bromopyruvic acid
CAS#: 113-59-3
Chemical Formula: C3H3BrO3
Exact Mass: 165.92656
Molecular Weight: 166.96
Elemental Analysis: C, 21.58; H, 1.81; Br, 47.86; O, 28.75

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Synonym: 3-BrPA; 3-BP; BPV; NSC 11731; NSC-11731; NSC11731; NSC 62343; NSC62343; NSC-62343; SBB053571; BRN 1746786; Bromopyruvic acid; 3-Bromopyruvic acid, bromopyruvic acid; 3-bromo-2-oxopropanoic acid; bromopyruvate; 3-bromopyruvate; beta.-Bromopyruvic acid; bromo-2-oxopropanoic acid; 3-bromo-2-oxo-propanoic acid; c-bromoacetylformate

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 3-bromo-2-oxopropanoic acid


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C3H3BrO3/c4-1-2(5)3(6)7/h1H2,(H,6,7)


Appearance: Solid powder

Purity: >97% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO, not in water

Shelf Life: >10 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation: This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.9001

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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 166.96 Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

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1 mM 1.15 mL 5.76 mL 11.51 mL
5 mM 0.23 mL 1.15 mL 2.3 mL
10 mM 0.12 mL 0.58 mL 1.15 mL
50 mM 0.02 mL 0.12 mL 0.23 mL

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