3-hydroxypropionic acid

CAS No. 503-66-2

Formula: C3H6O3
Basic Info

3-Hydroxypropionic acid is a carboxylic acid, specifically a beta hydroxy acid. It is an acidic viscous liquid with a pKa of 4.5. It is very soluble in water, soluble in ethanol, and miscible with diethyl ether. Upon distillation, it dehydrates to form acrylic acid.
3-Hydroxypropionic acid is used in the industrial production of various chemicals such as acrylates. It can be produced by engineered microbes.

Formula
C3H6O3
Molecular Weight
90.0779
Exact Mass
90.0317
LogP
-0.5466
PSA
57.53
Synonyms

Propanoic acid, 3-hydroxy-

3-hydroxypropanoic acid

Hydracrylic Acid

3-Hydroxypropionic Acid

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Properties
Density
1.283 g/cm3
Boiling Point
279.7ºC at 760 mmHg
Melting Point
<25ºC
Flash Point
137.2ºC
Refractive Index
1.455
Safety Info
Safety Statements
26-36/37/39
Risk Statements
R36/37/38
HS Code
2918199090
Hazard Codes
Spectrum
NMR Spectrum 1H NMR : Predict
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Synthesis Route

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