Beta-Mercaptopropionic Acid

Beta-Mercaptopropionic Acid

Beta-Mercaptopropionic Acid is used to produce hydrophilic SAMs. The resulting monolayers which are terminated with carboxylic acids can be further functionalized to introduce more complex end groups such as enzymes for biosensor applications.
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beta-Mercaptopropionic acid
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Name

3-Mercaptopropionic acid

Synonyms

Thiopropionic acid; 3-Thiopropanoic acid; beta-Mercaptopropionic acid

Molecular Structure

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Molecular Formula

C3H6O2S

Molecular Weight

106.14

CAS Registry Number

107-96-0

EINECS

203-537-0

Other names
3-Mercaptopropanoic acid; β-Mercaptopropionic acid; Propanoic acid, 3-mercapto-; β-Thiopropionic acid; Hydracrylic acid, 3-thio-; Mercaptopropionic acid; Propionic acid, 3-mercapto-; 3-Thiopropionic acid; 3MPA; 3-Thiopropanoic acid; 2-Mercaptoethanecarboxylic acid; NSC 437; β-Mercaptopropanoic acid; 3-Thiolpropanoic acid

3-Mercaptopropionic acid (3-MPA)
is an organosulfur compound with the formula HSCH2CH2CO2H.
It is a bifunctional molecule, containing both carboxylic acid and thiol groups. It is a colorless oil. It is derived from the addition of hydrogen sulfide to acrylic acid.

Application
This compound is used to produce hydrophilic SAMs. The resulting monolayers which are terminated with carboxylic acids can be further functionalized to introduce more complex end groups such as enzymes for biosensor applications.

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