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The Chemical Entities of Biological Interest (ChEBI) ontology is downloaded weekly from EMBL-EBI at The data is made available under the Creative Commons License (CC BY 3.0, For more information see: Degtyarenko et al. (2008) ChEBI: a database and ontology for chemical entities of biological interest. Nucleic Acids Res. 36, D344–D350.

Term:2-(hydroxymethyl)-4-oxobutanoic acid
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Accession:CHEBI:17413 term browser browse the term
Definition:A 4-oxo monocarboxylic acid that is 4-oxobutanoic acid which is substituted by a hydroxymethyl group at position 2.
Synonyms:related_synonym: 2-(Hydroxymethyl)-4-oxobutanoate;   2-Hydroxymethyl succinate semialdehyde;   Formula=C5H8O4;   InChI=1S/C5H8O4/c6-2-1-4(3-7)5(8)9/h2,4,7H,1,3H2,(H,8,9);   InChIKey=QZXWGGGNYORFOK-UHFFFAOYSA-N;   SMILES=OCC(CC=O)C(O)=O;   alpha-Hydroxymethyl succinate semialdehyde
 alt_id: CHEBI:11476;   CHEBI:19419;   CHEBI:973
 xref: KEGG:C04106
 cyclic_relationship: is_conjugate_acid_of CHEBI:58135

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  CHEBI ontology 19762
    role 19708
      application 19396
        solvent 16606
          formic acid 8813
            formyl group 8785
              aldehyde 8785
                alpha-CH2-containing aldehyde 1745
                  2-(hydroxymethyl)-4-oxobutanoic acid 0
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  CHEBI ontology 19762
    subatomic particle 19760
      composite particle 19760
        hadron 19760
          baryon 19760
            nucleon 19760
              atomic nucleus 19760
                atom 19760
                  main group element atom 19651
                    p-block element atom 19651
                      carbon group element atom 19570
                        carbon atom 19560
                          organic molecular entity 19560
                            organic group 18611
                              organic divalent group 18602
                                organodiyl group 18602
                                  carbonyl group 18519
                                    carbonyl compound 18519
                                      carboxylic acid 18195
                                        monocarboxylic acid 17594
                                          fatty acid 16001
                                            short-chain fatty acid 15693
                                              fatty acid 4:0 7887
                                                butyric acid 6260
                                                  2-(hydroxymethyl)-4-oxobutanoic acid 0
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