Definitions for pyruvaldehyde
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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.
Methylglyoxal, also called pyruvaldehyde or 2-oxopropanal, is the organic compound with the formula CH₃CCHO. It has two carbonyl groups, an aldehyde and a ketone. It is a reduced derivative of pyruvic acid. Samples of methylglyoxal typically consist of the hydrates and oligomers.
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