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Created at2006-08-13 07:07:14 UTC
Updated at2021-06-29 00:47:51 UTC
NP-MRD IDNP0000532
Secondary Accession NumbersNone
Natural Product Identification
Common Name3-Aminoisobutanoic acid
Description3-Aminoisobutanoic acid, also known as b-aminoisobutyrate or 2-methyl-beta-alanine, belongs to the class of organic compounds known as beta amino acids and derivatives. These are amino acids having a (-NH2) group attached to the beta carbon atom. 3-Aminoisobutanoic acid is a very hydrophobic molecule, practically insoluble in water, and relatively neutral. 3-Aminoisobutanoic acid exists in all eukaryotes, ranging from yeast to humans. 3-Aminoisobutanoic acid can be biosynthesized from ureidoisobutyric acid; which is mediated by the enzyme Beta-ureidopropionase. In humans, 3-aminoisobutanoic acid is involved in the metabolic disorder called the beta-ureidopropionase deficiency pathway. Beta-ureidopropionase deficiency is an inborn error of pyrimidine degradation associated with neurological abnormalities (OMIM 606673 ). 3-Aminoisobutanoic acid is a potentially toxic compound.
2-(Aminomethyl)propionic acidChEBI
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3-Aminoisobutyric acidHMDB
(+/-)-3-amino-2-methylpropanoic acidHMDB
(+/-)-3-aminoisobutyric acidHMDB
(+/-)-b-aminoisobutyric acidHMDB
(+/-)-beta-aminoisobutyric acidHMDB
3-Amino-isobutanoic acidHMDB
DL-3-Amino-2-methylpropionic acidHMDB
DL-3-Aminoisobutyric acidHMDB
3-Aminoisobutyric acid, (+-)-isomerHMDB
DL-3-Aminoisobutyric acid monohydrateHMDB
3-Aminoisobutyric acid, (S)-isomerHMDB
3-Aminoisobutyric acid, tritium-labeledHMDB
3-Aminoisobutyric acid, (R)-isomerHMDB
3-Aminoisobutanoic acidChEBI
Chemical FormulaC4H9NO2
Average Mass103.1198 Da
Monoisotopic Mass103.06333 Da
IUPAC Name3-amino-2-methylpropanoic acid
Traditional Name(+)-β-aminoisobutyric acid
CAS Registry Number144-90-1
InChI Identifier
Experimental Spectra
Spectrum TypeDescriptionDepositor EmailDepositor OrganizationDepositorDeposition DateView
2D NMR[1H, 13C]-HSQC NMR Spectrum (2D, 600 MHz, H2O, experimental)Wishart LabWishart LabDavid Wishart2021-06-20View Spectrum
Predicted Spectra
Not Available
Chemical Shift Submissions
Spectrum TypeDescriptionDepositor EmailDepositor OrganizationDepositorDeposition DateView
1D NMR1H NMR Spectrum (1D, 600 MHz, H2O, simulated)varshavi.d26@gmail.comNot AvailableNot Available2021-08-10View Spectrum
Species of Origin
Species NameSourceReference
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Anser anserFooDB
Bison bisonFooDB
Bos taurusFooDB
Bos taurus X Bison bisonFooDB
Bubalus bubalisFooDB
Capra aegagrus hircusFooDB
Cervus canadensisFooDB
Dromaius novaehollandiaeFooDB
Equus caballusFooDB
Gallus gallusFooDB
Lagopus mutaFooDB
Lepus timidusFooDB
Lunaria annuaLOTUS Database
Melanitta fuscaFooDB
Meleagris gallopavoFooDB
Numida meleagrisFooDB
Ovis ariesFooDB
Phasianus colchicusFooDB
Salmonella entericaLOTUS Database
Struthio camelusFooDB
Sus scrofaFooDB
Sus scrofa domesticaFooDB
Chemical Taxonomy
Description Belongs to the class of organic compounds known as beta amino acids and derivatives. These are amino acids having a (-NH2) group attached to the beta carbon atom.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassOrganic acids and derivatives
ClassCarboxylic acids and derivatives
Sub ClassAmino acids, peptides, and analogues
Direct ParentBeta amino acids and derivatives
Alternative Parents
  • Beta amino acid or derivatives
  • Amino acid
  • Carboxylic acid
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Amine
  • Organic oxide
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Primary amine
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Organonitrogen compound
  • Organopnictogen compound
  • Primary aliphatic amine
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Organic nitrogen compound
  • Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic acyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Physical Properties
Experimental Properties
Melting PointNot AvailableNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water SolubilityNot AvailableNot Available
LogPNot AvailableNot Available
Predicted Properties
Water Solubility367 g/LALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)4.17ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)10.32ChemAxon
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count3ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count2ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area63.32 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count2ChemAxon
Refractivity25.28 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability10.42 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings0ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterNoChemAxon
Veber's RuleNoChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleNoChemAxon
DrugBank IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
FoodDB IDFDB023248
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
Chemspider ID58481
KEGG Compound IDC05145
BiGG ID41519
Wikipedia Link3-Aminoisobutyric_acid
PubChem Compound64956
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI ID27389
Good Scents IDNot Available
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