Sodium Pyruvate is a salt of the conjugate anion form of pyruvic acid, known as pyruvate. This acid is the simplest alpha-keto acid, with a carboxylic and a ketone functional group. Pyruvate is an important chemical compound in biochemistry, being the output of the glucose metabolism, and is then converted into acetyl-coenzime A, the main input of the Krebs cycle It is commonly used in cell culture media, as a carbon source in addition to glucose. Pyruvic acid is colorless liquid, soluble in water, with a smell similar to acetic acid. It can be inorganically produced by heating a mixture of tartaric acid and potassium hydrogen sulfate, oxidation of propylene glycol by a strong oxidizer, or by the hydrolysis of acetyl cyanide.
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