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Creation date2015-10-09 22:30:46 UTC
Update date2017-01-19 02:36:24 UTC
FoodComEx IDPC000449
FoodDB RecordFDB022285
Chemical Information
NameMethylhippuric acid
DescriptionMethylhippuric acid is an acyl glycine. Acyl glycines are normally minor metabolites of fatty acids. However, the excretion of certain acyl glycines is increased in several inborn errors of metabolism. In certain cases the measurement of these metabolites in body fluids can be used to diagnose disorders associated with mitochondrial fatty acid beta-oxidation. Acyl glycines are produced through the action of glycine N-acyltransferase (EC which is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction: acyl-CoA + glycine < -- > CoA + N-acylglycine Methylhippuric acid is a metabolite of xylene which is an aromatic hydrocarbon widely used as a solvant. It'e level can be measured in urine of workers exposed to xylene (PMID 8689499). [HMDB]
CAS Number1205-08-9
Hippate methyl esterGenerator
Hippic acid methyl esterGenerator
Hippurate methyl esterhmdb
Hippuric acid methyl esterhmdb
Methyl (benzoylamino)acetatehmdb
Methyl benzoylaminoacetatehmdb
Methyl benzoylglycinatehmdb
Methyl hippuratehmdb
Methyl N-benzoylglycinatehmdb
N-benzoyl-Glycine methyl esterhmdb
N-Benzoylglycine methyl esterhmdb
Chemical FormulaC10H11NO3
IUPAC namemethyl 2-(phenylformamido)acetate
InChI IdentifierInChI=1S/C10H11NO3/c1-14-9(12)7-11-10(13)8-5-3-2-4-6-8/h2-6H,7H2,1H3,(H,11,13)
Average Molecular Weight193.1992
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight193.073893223
Chemical Taxonomy
Description Belongs to the class of organic compounds known as n-acyl-alpha amino acids and derivatives. N-acyl-alpha amino acids and derivatives are compounds containing an alpha amino acid (or a derivative thereof) which bears an acyl group at its terminal nitrogen atom.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassOrganic acids and derivatives
ClassCarboxylic acids and derivatives
Sub ClassAmino acids, peptides, and analogues
Direct ParentN-acyl-alpha amino acids and derivatives
Alternative Parents
  • Alpha-amino acid ester
  • N-acyl-alpha amino acid or derivatives
  • Monocyclic benzene moiety
  • Benzenoid
  • Methyl ester
  • Carboxylic acid ester
  • Carboximidic acid
  • Carboximidic acid derivative
  • Organic 1,3-dipolar compound
  • Propargyl-type 1,3-dipolar organic compound
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Organic nitrogen compound
  • Organonitrogen compound
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organic oxide
  • Organopnictogen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Aromatic homomonocyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAromatic homomonocyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
Experimental logPNot Available
Experimental Water SolubilityNot Available
Melting PointNot Available
Foods of Origin
FoodContent Range AverageReference
Production Data
Production Methodcommercial
Production Method ReferenceNot Available
Production Method Reference FileNot Available
Quantity AvailableProduction upon request, up to 50 mg
Delivery TimeNot Available
Storage Formsolid
Storage Conditions-80°C
StabilityNot Available
PurityNot Available
Spectral Data Upon RequestNot Available
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