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Identification
YMDB IDYMDB01392
Namebutanoic acid
SpeciesSaccharomyces cerevisiae
StrainBrewer's yeast
DescriptionButyric acid, also known as butanoic acid or butyrate, belongs to the class of organic compounds known as straight chain fatty acids. These are fatty acids with a straight aliphatic chain. Butyric acid is a very hydrophobic molecule, practically insoluble (in water), and relatively neutral. Butyric acid is a potentially toxic compound.
Structure
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Synonyms
  • 1-butanoate
  • 1-butanoic acid
  • 1-Butyrate
  • 1-Butyric acid
  • 1-Propanecarboxylate
  • 1-Propanecarboxylic acid
  • acide butanoique
  • acide butyrique
  • BUA
  • Butanate
  • Butanic acid
  • butanoate
  • Butanoic acid
  • butoic acid
  • Buttersaeure
  • Butyrate
  • butyric acid
  • C4:0
  • Ethylacetate
  • Ethylacetic acid
  • Honey robber
  • Kyselina maselna
  • n-Butanoate
  • n-Butanoic acid
  • n-Butyrate
  • n-Butyric acid
  • n-C3H7COOH
  • Propanecarboxylate
  • Propanecarboxylic acid
  • Propylformate
  • Propylformic acid
  • 4:0
  • CH3-[CH2]2-COOH
  • Butoate
  • Butyrate, magnesium
  • Magnesium butyrate
  • Acid, butyric
  • Butyrate, sodium
  • Dibutyrate, magnesium
  • Magnesium dibutyrate
  • Sodium butyrate
  • Acid, butanoic
  • Butyric acid magnesium salt
  • Butyric acid, sodium salt
CAS number107-92-6
WeightAverage: 88.1051
Monoisotopic: 88.0524295
InChI KeyFERIUCNNQQJTOY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
InChIInChI=1S/C4H8O2/c1-2-3-4(5)6/h2-3H2,1H3,(H,5,6)
IUPAC Namebutanoic acid
Traditional IUPAC Namebutyric acid
Chemical FormulaC4H8O2
SMILES[H]OC(=O)C([H])([H])C([H])([H])C([H])([H])[H]
Chemical Taxonomy
Description belongs to the class of organic compounds known as straight chain fatty acids. These are fatty acids with a straight aliphatic chain.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassLipids and lipid-like molecules
ClassFatty Acyls
Sub ClassFatty acids and conjugates
Direct ParentStraight chain fatty acids
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • Straight chain fatty acid
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Carboxylic acid
  • Carboxylic acid derivative
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Organic oxide
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic acyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Physical Properties
StateLiquid
Charge0
Melting point-5.7 °C
Experimental Properties
PropertyValueReference
Water Solubility60 mg/mL at 25 oC [HEMPHILL,L & SWANSON,WS (1964)]PhysProp
LogP0.79 [HANSCH,C ET AL. (1995)]PhysProp
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
Water Solubility239 g/LALOGPS
logP0.78ALOGPS
logP0.92ChemAxon
logS0.43ALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)4.91ChemAxon
Physiological Charge-1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count2ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count1ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area37.3 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count2ChemAxon
Refractivity21.87 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability9.22 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings0ChemAxon
Bioavailability1ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Biological Properties
Cellular Locations
  • extracellular
Organoleptic Properties
Flavour/OdourSource
AceticFDB012062
ButterFDB012062
CheeseFDB012062
FruitFDB012062
RancidFDB012062
SharpFDB012062
SweatFDB012062
SMPDB Pathways
Fatty acid biosynthesisPW002458 ThumbThumb?image type=greyscaleThumb?image type=simple
KEGG Pathways
Butanoate metabolismec00650 Map00650
Fatty acid biosynthesisec00061 Map00061
SMPDB Reactions
butanoic acid + Malonate3-Oxohexanoic acid
But-2-enoic acidbutanoic acid
KEGG ReactionsNot Available
Concentrations
Intracellular ConcentrationsNot Available
Extracellular ConcentrationsNot Available
Spectra
Spectra
References
References:
  • Patel, S., Shibamoto, T. (2002). "Effect of different strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae on production of volatiles in Napa Gamay wine and Petite Sirah wine." J Agric Food Chem 50:5649-5653.12236692
  • Kogan, G. L., Filipp, D., Arman, I. P., Leibovich, B. A., Beliaeva, E. S. (1991). "[Cloning of segments of the Drosophila melanogaster genome using artificial chromosomes of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae]." Genetika 27:1316-1323.1761208
Synthesis Reference:Shan, Zhiping. Preparation of butyric acid by hydrogenation of maleic anhydride. U.S. Pat. Appl. Publ. (2008), 6pp.
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CHEBI ID30772
HMDB IDHMDB00039
Pubchem Compound ID264
Kegg IDC00246
ChemSpider ID259
FOODB IDFDB012062
WikipediaButyric_acid
BioCyc IDBUTYRIC_ACID