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Record Information
Creation Date2016-05-19 01:30:59 UTC
Update Date2016-11-09 01:09:15 UTC
Accession NumberCHEM003969
Common Namebeta-Propiolactone
ClassSmall Molecule
DescriptionNot Available
Contaminant Sources
  • Clean Air Act Chemicals
  • HPV EPA Chemicals
  • IARC Carcinogens Group 2B
  • STOFF IDENT Compounds
  • ToxCast & Tox21 Chemicals
Contaminant TypeNot Available
Chemical Structure
3-Hydroxypropionic acid beta-lactoneChEBI
beta-Lactone hydracrylic acidChEBI
beta-Propanoic acid lactoneChEBI
Hydracrylic acid beta-lactoneChEBI
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beta PropiolactoneMeSH
Chemical FormulaC3H4O2
Average Molecular Mass72.063 g/mol
Monoisotopic Mass72.021 g/mol
CAS Registry Number57-57-8
IUPAC Nameoxetan-2-one
Traditional Nameβ propiolactone
InChI IdentifierInChI=1S/C3H4O2/c4-3-1-2-5-3/h1-2H2
Chemical Taxonomy
DescriptionThis compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as beta propiolactones. These are organic compounds containing a four-member lactone (a cyclic ester).
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassOrganoheterocyclic compounds
Sub ClassBeta propiolactones
Direct ParentBeta propiolactones
Alternative Parents
  • Beta_propiolactone
  • Oxetane
  • Carboxylic acid ester
  • Oxacycle
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Carboxylic acid derivative
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Organic oxide
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Aliphatic heteromonocyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic heteromonocyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Biological Properties
StatusDetected and Not Quantified
OriginNot Available
Cellular LocationsNot Available
Biofluid LocationsNot Available
Tissue LocationsNot Available
PathwaysNot Available
ApplicationsNot Available
Biological RolesNot Available
Chemical RolesNot Available
Physical Properties
StateNot Available
AppearanceNot Available
Experimental Properties
Melting PointNot Available
Boiling PointNot Available
SolubilityNot Available
Predicted Properties
Water Solubility436.0 mg/mLALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Basic)-7.1ChemAxon
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count0ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area26.3 Å2ChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count0ChemAxon
Refractivity15.55 m3·mol-1ChemAxon
Polarizability6.55 Å3ChemAxon
Number of Rings1ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash Key
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, PositiveNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, PositiveNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, PositiveNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, NegativeNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, NegativeNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, NegativeNot Available
Toxicity Profile
Route of ExposureNot Available
Mechanism of ToxicityNot Available
MetabolismNot Available
Toxicity ValuesNot Available
Lethal DoseNot Available
Carcinogenicity (IARC Classification)Not Available
Uses/SourcesNot Available
Minimum Risk LevelNot Available
Health EffectsNot Available
SymptomsNot Available
TreatmentNot Available
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DrugBank IDDB09348
HMDB IDNot Available
FooDB IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer IDNot Available
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
BiGG IDNot Available
BioCyc IDNot Available
METLIN IDNot Available
PDB IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkNot Available
Chemspider ID2275
ChEBI ID49073
PubChem Compound ID2365
Kegg Compound IDC19297
YMDB IDNot Available
ECMDB IDNot Available
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
MSDSNot Available
General References
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