CAS No.60-01-5 Tributyrin

Tributyrin

Identification
Name Tributyrin
CAS Registry Number 60-01-5
Synonyms TRI-N-BUTYRIN;TRIBUTYRIN;1,2,3-Propanetriol, tributyrate;1,2,3-tris-(butyryloxy)-propane;1,2,3-tris-butyryloxy-propane;2,3-Bis(butyryloxy)propyl butyrate;Butanoic acid, 1,2,3-propanetriyl ester;Butanoicacid,1,2,3-propanetriylester
Molecular Structure Tributyrin   60-01-5
Molecular Formula C15H26O6
Molecular Weight 302.36
mp: -75 ℃
Safety Statements: 24/25

CAS 60-01-5 Wiki / 60-01-5 MSDS

Tributyrin
Skeletal formula of butyrin
Ball-and-stick model of the butyrin molecule
Names
IUPAC name
1,3-Di(butanoyloxy)propan-2-yl butanoate
Other names
Tributyrin
Identifiers
CAS Number
  • 60-01-5
3D model (JSmol)
  • Interactive image
ChEBI
  • CHEBI:35020 N
ChemSpider
  • 5827 YesY
ECHA InfoCard 100.000.410
PubChem CID
  • 6050
UNII
  • S05LZ624MF YesY
Properties
Chemical formula
C15H26O6
Molar mass 302.37 g·mol−1
Appearance Oily liquid with bitter taste[1]
Density 1.032 g/cm3[1]
Melting point −75 °C (−103 °F; 198 K)[1]
Boiling point 305 to 310 °C (581 to 590 °F; 578 to 583 K)[1]
Solubility in water
Insoluble[1]
Hazards
Safety data sheet Tributyrin MSDS, Fischer Scientific
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Infobox references

Tributyrin is a triglyceride naturally present in butter. It is an ester composed of butyric acid and glycerol.[1] Among other things, it is used as an ingredient in making margarine. It is present in butter and can be described as a liquid fat with an acrid taste.

Tributyrin is also used in microbiological laboratories to identify the bacterium Moraxella catarrhalis. [2]

Tributyrin is a stable and rapidly absorbed prodrug of butyric acid which enhances antiproliferative effects of dihydroxycholecalciferol in human colon cancer cells.[3]