Valeric Acid, BSA-conjugated, synthetic
Valeric Acid, BSA-conjugated
Valeric acid conjugated with bovine serum albumin (BSA).
Lyophilized (1 mg); Lyophilized and reconstituted in deionized water (260 μg)
2-8°C short term, -20°C long term
Valeric acid, or pentanoic acid, is a straight-chain alkyl carboxylic acid with the chemical formula C5H10O2. Like other low-molecular-weight carboxylic acids, it has a very unpleasant odor. It is found naturally in the perennial flowering plant valerian (Valeriana officinalis), from which it gets its name. Its primary use is in the synthesis of its esters. Volatile esters of valeric acid tend to have pleasant odors and are used in perfumes and cosmetics. Ethyl valerate and pentyl valerate are used as food additives because of their fruity flavors.