Sodium pyruvate

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Sodium pyruvate
Sodium pyruvate
Systematic name Sodium pyruvate
Other names α-ketopropionic acid sodium salt

2-oxopropanoic acid sodium salt

Pyruvic acid sodium salt

Molecular formula C3H3NaO3
Molar mass 110.0 g/mol
Density g/cm³
Solubility (water) 100 mg/mL
Melting point xx.x °C
Boiling point xx.x °C
CAS number [113-24-6]
Disclaimer and references

Sodium pyruvate is commonly added to cell culture media as an additional source of energy, but may also have protective effects against hydrogen peroxide. This was reported by Giandomenico et al.[1] and has been confirmed by several independent groups.


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  • Giandomenico AR, Cerniglia GE, Biaglow JE, Stevens CW, Koch CJ. 1997. The importance of sodium pyruvate in assessing damage produced by hydrogen peroxide. Free Radic Biol Med 23(3):426-34

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