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Skeletal formula of 3-hydroxybutanal
CAS number  N
PubChem ,  (R)
ChemSpider  YesY,  (R) YesY
EC number
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Molecular formula C4H8O2
Molar mass 88.11 g mol−1
Density 0.98 g/mL
Boiling point 162 °C (324 °F; 435 K)
Related compounds
Related aldehydes Glycolaldehyde


Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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3-Hydroxybutanal is an aldol formerly used in medicine as a hypnotic and sedative.[2]

See also


  1. ^ "3-hydroxybutanal - Compound Summary". PubChem Compound. USA: National Center for Biotechnology Information. 26 March 2005. Identification and Related Records. Retrieved 13 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Hans Brandenberger, Robert A. A. Maes. Analytical toxicology: for clinical, forensic, and pharmaceutical chemists. New York: de Gruyter, 1997.

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