Pantoic acid

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Pantoic acid
D-pantoic acid.svg
Names
IUPAC name
(2R)-2,4-Dihydroxy-3,3-dimethylbutanoic acid
Other names
D-Pantoic acid; D-Pantoate
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
Properties
C6H12O4
Molar mass 148.16 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

Pantoic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid which is a component of some biologically active compounds. The amide of pantoic acid with β-alanine is pantothenic acid (vitamin B5)[1] and the amide with GABA is the pharmaceutical drug hopantenic acid. It is also a central component of coenzyme A.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pantoic acid, Merriam Webster Medical Dictionary

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