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Record Information
StatusExpected but not Quantified
Creation Date2012-09-11 23:32:31 UTC
Update Date2019-07-23 06:26:06 UTC
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • HMDB38256
Metabolite Identification
Common NameGeranyl acetoacetate
DescriptionGeranyl acetoacetate, also known as fema 2510 or geranyl 3-oxobutanoate, belongs to the class of organic compounds known as fatty alcohol esters. These are ester derivatives of a fatty alcohol. Geranyl acetoacetate is a very hydrophobic molecule, practically insoluble (in water), and relatively neutral.
Geranyl acetoacetic acidGenerator
(e)-3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadienyl 3-oxobutanoateHMDB
(e)-3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadienyl acetoacetateHMDB
3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadienyl ester(e)-acetoacetic acidHMDB
Acetoacetic acid, 3,7-dimethyl-2,6-octadienyl esterHMDB
Geranyl 3-oxobutanoateHMDB
Geranyl beta-ketobutyrateHMDB
trans-3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadien-1-yl 3-oxobutanoateHMDB
trans-3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadien-1-yl acetoacetateHMDB
Chemical FormulaC14H22O3
Average Molecular Weight238.3227
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight238.15689457
IUPAC Name(2Z)-3,7-dimethylocta-2,6-dien-1-yl 3-oxobutanoate
Traditional Name(2Z)-3,7-dimethylocta-2,6-dien-1-yl 3-oxobutanoate
CAS Registry Number10032-00-5
InChI Identifier
Chemical Taxonomy
Description belongs to the class of organic compounds known as fatty alcohol esters. These are ester derivatives of a fatty alcohol.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassLipids and lipid-like molecules
ClassFatty Acyls
Sub ClassFatty alcohol esters
Direct ParentFatty alcohol esters
Alternative Parents
  • Fatty alcohol ester
  • Acyclic monoterpenoid
  • Monoterpenoid
  • Beta-keto acid
  • Fatty acid ester
  • 1,3-dicarbonyl compound
  • Keto acid
  • Carboxylic acid ester
  • Ketone
  • Carboxylic acid derivative
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Organic oxide
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic acyclic compounds
External DescriptorsNot Available

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Physical Properties
StateNot Available
Experimental Properties
Melting PointNot AvailableNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water SolubilityNot AvailableNot Available
LogPNot AvailableNot Available
Predicted Properties
Water Solubility0.11 g/LALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)10.39ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)-7ChemAxon
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count2ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count0ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area43.37 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count8ChemAxon
Refractivity70.23 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability27.25 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings0ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleNoChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleNoChemAxon
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash KeyView
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (Non-derivatized) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-00ku-9700000000-464bbd7934d9173adbafSpectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-000i-4790000000-97db0649e83f5b5bae96Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-000i-9500000000-640dd734c70bcee51f77Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-0670-9100000000-90966489ab2f1b35805bSpectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-0019-8690000000-16ea337a0db3b28e6a31Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-0pc0-9700000000-d0f333fc4eb48adf9423Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-0a4i-9300000000-bc23db33f8ce067ee6a4Spectrum
Biological Properties
Cellular Locations
  • Extracellular
  • Membrane
Biospecimen LocationsNot Available
Tissue LocationsNot Available
Normal Concentrations
Not Available
Abnormal Concentrations
Not Available
Associated Disorders and Diseases
Disease ReferencesNone
Associated OMIM IDsNone
DrugBank IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
FooDB IDFDB017550
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
Chemspider ID30777244
KEGG Compound IDNot Available
BioCyc IDNot Available
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkNot Available
METLIN IDNot Available
PubChem Compound54611954
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI IDNot Available
Food Biomarker OntologyNot Available
VMH IDNot Available
MarkerDB ID
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Not Available
General References
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