Succinic semialdehyde

Succinic semialdehyde
IUPAC name
4-oxobutanoic acid
692-29-5 N
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KEGG C00232 YesY
MeSH Succinic+semialdehyde
PubChem 1112
Molar mass 102.089 g/mol
Appearance oil
Boiling point 135 °C (275 °F; 408 K) at 14 mmHg
soluble in water, ethanol, benzene, diethyl ether[1]
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Succinic semialdehyde (SSA) is a GABA metabolite. It is formed from GABA by the action of GABA transaminase and further oxidised to become succinic acid, which enters TCA cycle.

See also


  1. Lide, David R. (1998), Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (87 ed.), Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, pp. 3–446, ISBN 0-8493-0594-2
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