3-Nitropropanoic acid

Catalog No. Size PriceQuantity
M12443-2 2mg solid $80
M12443-10 10mg solid $240


3-Nitropropanoic acid (β-Nitropropionic acid) is an irreversible inhibitor of succinate dehydrogenase. 3-Nitropropanoic acid exhibits potent antimycobacterial activity with a MIC value of 3.3 μM.

Product information

CAS Number: 504-88-1

Molecular Weight: 119.08

Formula: C3H5NO4


β-Nitropropionic acid


Chemical Name: 3-nitropropanoic acid

Smiles: [O-][N+](=O)CCC(O)=O


InChi: InChI=1S/C3H5NO4/c5-3(6)1-2-4(7)8/h1-2H2,(H,5,6)

Technical Data

Appearance: Solid Power

Purity: ≥98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Solubility: DMSO : 125 mg/mL (1049.71 mM; Need ultrasonic)

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical or refer to Certificate of Analysis

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and -20 oC for 1 year or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Shelf Life: ≥12 months if stored properly.

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 oC for 1 month or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Drug Formulation: To be determined

HS Tariff Code: 382200


  1. Huang LS, et al. 3-nitropropionic acid is a suicide inhibitor of mitochondrial respiration that, upon oxidation by complex II, forms a covalent adduct with a catalytic base arginine in the active site of the enzyme. J Biol Chem. 2006 Mar 3;281(9):5965-72.
  2. Chomcheon P, et al. 3-Nitropropionic acid (3-NPA), a potent antimycobacterial agent from endophytic fungi: is 3-NPA in some plants produced by endophytes? J Nat Prod. 2005 Jul;68(7):1103-5.

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