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Version1.0
Creation Date2014-10-02 19:00:21 UTC
Update Date2016-11-09 01:09:15 UTC
Accession NumberCHEM003920
Identification
Common NameGlyceraldehyde
ClassSmall Molecule
DescriptionGlyceraldehyde is a triose monosaccharide with chemical formula C3H6O3. It is the simplest of all common aldoses. It is a sweet colorless crystalline solid that is an intermediate compound in carbohydrate metabolism. The word comes from combining glycerine and aldehyde, as glyceraldehyde is merely glycerine with one hydroxide changed to an aldehyde.
Contaminant Sources
  • FooDB Chemicals
  • HMDB Contaminants - Feces
  • HMDB Contaminants - Urine
  • T3DB toxins
Contaminant Type
  • Animal Toxin
  • Metabolite
  • Natural Compound
Chemical Structure
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Synonyms
ValueSource
(+-)-GlyceraldehydeChEBI
2,3-DihydroxypropanalChEBI
2,3-DihydroxypropionaldehydeChEBI
AldotrioseChEBI
alpha,beta-DihydroxypropionaldehydeChEBI
DL-GlyceraldehydeChEBI
GliceraldehidoChEBI
GlyceraldehydChEBI
Glyceric aldehydeChEBI
GlycerinaldehydChEBI
GlycerinaldehydeChEBI
GlycerinformalChEBI
GlyceroseChEBI
GlyzerinaldehydChEBI
a,b-DihydroxypropionaldehydeGenerator
Α,β-dihydroxypropionaldehydeGenerator
(+/-)-2,3-dihydroxy-propanalHMDB
(+/-)-glyceraldehydeHMDB
D-(+)-GlyceraldehydeHMDB
D-2,3-DihydroxypropanalHMDB
D-2,3-DihydroxypropionaldehydeHMDB
D-AldotrioseHMDB
D-GlyceraldehydeHMDB
D-GlyceroseHMDB
delta-(+)-GlyceraldehydeHMDB
delta-2,3-DihydroxypropanalHMDB
delta-2,3-DihydroxypropionaldehydeHMDB
delta-AldotrioseHMDB
delta-GlyceraldehydeHMDB
delta-GlyceroseHMDB
DihydroxypropionaldehydeHMDB
Chemical FormulaC3H6O3
Average Molecular Mass90.078 g/mol
Monoisotopic Mass90.032 g/mol
CAS Registry Number56-82-6
IUPAC Name2,3-dihydroxypropanal
Traditional Name(+/-)-glyceraldehyde
SMILESOCC(O)C=O
InChI IdentifierInChI=1S/C3H6O3/c4-1-3(6)2-5/h1,3,5-6H,2H2
InChI KeyMNQZXJOMYWMBOU-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Chemical Taxonomy
Description belongs to the class of organic compounds known as monosaccharides. Monosaccharides are compounds containing one carbohydrate unit not glycosidically linked to another such unit, and no set of two or more glycosidically linked carbohydrate units. Monosaccharides have the general formula CnH2nOn.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassOrganic oxygen compounds
ClassOrganooxygen compounds
Sub ClassCarbohydrates and carbohydrate conjugates
Direct ParentMonosaccharides
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • Monosaccharide
  • Alpha-hydroxyaldehyde
  • Secondary alcohol
  • 1,2-diol
  • Organic oxide
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Short-chain aldehyde
  • Primary alcohol
  • Carbonyl group
  • Aldehyde
  • Alcohol
  • Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic acyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Biological Properties
StatusDetected and Not Quantified
OriginEndogenous
Cellular Locations
  • Cytoplasm
Biofluid LocationsNot Available
Tissue Locations
  • Neuron
PathwaysNot Available
ApplicationsNot Available
Biological RolesNot Available
Chemical RolesNot Available
Physical Properties
StateSolid
AppearanceWhite powder.
Experimental Properties
PropertyValue
Melting Point145 °C
Boiling PointNot Available
Solubility17 mg/mL
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
Water Solubility814 g/LALOGPS
logP-1.6ALOGPS
logP-1.7ChemAxon
logS0.96ALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)12.84ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)-3ChemAxon
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count3ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count2ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area57.53 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count2ChemAxon
Refractivity19.46 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability8.07 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings0ChemAxon
Bioavailability1ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Spectra
Spectra
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash Key
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-EI-TOF (Pegasus III TOF-MS system, Leco; GC 6890, Agilent Technologies)splash10-0udj-1900000000-66c3a7fb073f6c5c86a0View in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-EI-TOF (Pegasus III TOF-MS system, Leco; GC 6890, Agilent Technologies)splash10-0udi-1900000000-3fd8dc5205f5abb770caView in MoNA
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MSsplash10-03gl-9000000000-04537fb12b74f4857059View in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-Bsplash10-0udi-0900000000-228dd3700017b511ddd9View in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-Bsplash10-0w2a-0910000000-74411a9433752c08b424View in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-EI-TOFsplash10-0udj-1900000000-66c3a7fb073f6c5c86a0View in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-EI-TOFsplash10-0udi-1900000000-3fd8dc5205f5abb770caView in MoNA
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (2 TMS)splash10-0g4r-9730000000-bb9b8a35e01fa42c3f2eView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - Quattro_QQQ 10V, Positive (Annotated)splash10-03di-9000000000-25cf3a1adcc93448a673View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - Quattro_QQQ 25V, Positive (Annotated)splash10-0006-9000000000-c5b3efaddb77bd3470a0View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - Quattro_QQQ 40V, Positive (Annotated)splash10-01ox-9000000000-ff6b63535e8104e1a60fView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - , negativesplash10-000i-9000000000-ca32a106d1461e63eea5View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-0006-9000000000-af49bbc2fc7043fc3c04View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-006x-9000000000-876e932a7b8564c247ddView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-0596-9000000000-9dc05bb3457ad5d98b3bView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-000i-9000000000-7749188cec001a162f6bView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-000i-9000000000-08daa6fe14473ac5bc2eView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-0a4i-9000000000-bb4eb4e9f59323f2cae5View in MoNA
1D NMR1H NMR SpectrumNot Available
1D NMR1H NMR SpectrumNot Available
2D NMR[1H,1H] 2D NMR SpectrumNot Available
2D NMR[1H,13C] 2D NMR SpectrumNot Available
Toxicity Profile
Route of ExposureNot Available
Mechanism of ToxicityNot Available
MetabolismNot Available
Toxicity ValuesNot Available
Lethal DoseNot Available
Carcinogenicity (IARC Classification)No indication of carcinogenicity to humans (not listed by IARC).
Uses/SourcesNot Available
Minimum Risk LevelNot Available
Health EffectsNot Available
SymptomsNot Available
TreatmentNot Available
Concentrations
Not Available
DrugBank IDNot Available
HMDB IDHMDB0001051
FooDB IDFDB022392
Phenol Explorer IDNot Available
KNApSAcK IDC00007413
BiGG ID35402
BioCyc IDCPD0-1551
METLIN ID4176
PDB IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkGlyceraldehyde
Chemspider ID731
ChEBI ID5445
PubChem Compound ID751
Kegg Compound IDC02154
YMDB IDYMDB16128
ECMDB IDECMDB01051
References
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
MSDSNot Available
General References
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