|Molar mass||167.16 g/mol|
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)
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.