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Pyruvaldehyde MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Pyruvaldehyde
Tree Number(s)
D02.047.644.650
Unique ID
D011765
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011765
Scope Note
An organic compound used often as a reagent in organic synthesis, as a flavoring agent, and in tanning. It has been demonstrated as an intermediate in the metabolism of acetone and its derivatives in isolated cell preparations, in various culture media, and in vivo in certain animals.
Entry Term(s)
Acetylformaldehyde
Methylglyoxal
Oxopropanal
Pyruvic Aldehyde
Registry Number
722KLD7415
Related Numbers
78-98-8
CAS Type 1 Name
Propanal, 2-oxo-
Previous Indexing
Glyoxal (1973-1974)
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under ALDEHYDES 1975-90
History Note
91(75); was see under ALDEHYDES 1975-90
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1974/11/19
Revision Date
2013/07/08
Pyruvaldehyde Preferred
Oxopropanal Broader
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