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Pyridoxal
Pyridoxal
IUPAC name
Identifiers
CAS number 66-72-8 Yes check.svgY,
65-22-5 (hydrochloride)
SMILES
ChemSpider ID 1021
Properties
Molecular formula C8H9NO3
Molar mass 167.16 g/mol
Melting point

165 °C (decomp.)

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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
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Pyridoxal is one of the three natural forms of vitamin B6, along with pyridoxamine and pyridoxine (also called "pyridoxol"). All of these forms are converted in the human body into a single biologically active form, pyridoxal 5-phosphate. All three forms of vitamin B6 are heterocyclic organic compounds. Green plants are a natural source of pyridoxal, and its deficiency in the human body can lead to serious complications such as epilepsy and seizures.

There are generally three pyridoxal-phosphate (PLP) reactions: transamination, alpha elimnation, and beta-elimination.

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