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Metabolite IDPAMDB000460
Name: D-Erythrose 4-phosphate
Description:D-Erythrose 4-phosphate is a phosphorylated derivative of erythrose that serves as an important intermediate in the pentose phosphate pathway. It is also used in phenylalanine, tyrosine and tryptophan biosynthesis, and it plays a role in vitamin B6 metabolism (KEGG)
  • D-Erythrose 4-phosphate
  • D-Erythrose 4-phosphoric acid
  • D-Erythrose 4-PO4
  • D-Erythrose-4-P
  • D-Erythrose-4-phosphate
  • D-Erythrose-4-phosphoric acid
  • E4P
  • Erythrose 4-phosphate
  • Erythrose 4-phosphoric acid
  • Erythrose 4-PO4
  • Erythrose-4-P
  • Erythrose-4-phosphate
  • Erythrose-4-phosphoric acid
  • Erythrose-4P
  • Threose 4-phosphate
  • Threose 4-phosphoric acid
Chemical Formula: C4H9O7P
Average Molecular Weight: 200.0838
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight: 200.008589154
CAS number: 585-18-2
IUPAC Name:[(2R,3R)-2,3-dihydroxy-4-oxobutoxy]phosphonic acid
Traditional IUPAC Name: 4-O-phosphono-D-erythrose
Chemical Taxonomy
Taxonomy DescriptionThis compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as monosaccharide phosphates. These are monosaccharides comprising a phosphated group linked to the carbohydrate unit.
Kingdom Organic compounds
Super ClassOrganooxygen compounds
Class Carbohydrates and carbohydrate conjugates
Sub ClassMonosaccharides
Direct Parent Monosaccharide phosphates
Alternative Parents
  • Monosaccharide phosphate
  • Monoalkyl phosphate
  • Alkyl phosphate
  • Phosphoric acid ester
  • Organic phosphoric acid derivative
  • Organic phosphate
  • Beta-hydroxy aldehyde
  • Alpha-hydroxyaldehyde
  • Secondary alcohol
  • 1,2-diol
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Carbonyl group
  • Aldehyde
  • Alcohol
  • Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular Framework Aliphatic acyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Physical Properties
State: Solid
Melting point: Not Available
Experimental Properties:
Predicted Properties
Water Solubility23.7 mg/mLALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)1.48ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)-3.6ChemAxon
Physiological Charge-2ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count6ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count4ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area124.29 Å2ChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count5ChemAxon
Refractivity36.29 m3·mol-1ChemAxon
Polarizability15.41 Å3ChemAxon
Number of Rings0ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Biological Properties
Cellular Locations: Cytoplasm
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash Key
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (1 MEOX; 4 TMS)splash10-0a4i-2946000000-9443f2e925fd6a35c72cView in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (1 MEOX; 4 TMS)splash10-0a4i-2967000000-d813d71e392e180e1a1aView in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-MSNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-0ue9-3940000000-b2cf1408c63fcd508190View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-114m-9800000000-ca839aa0d4b5ed1d26a8View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-052v-9100000000-ce3e3be16de64b5ce20eView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-054k-8900000000-951c8d2dad21e2f2c479View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-004i-9100000000-4106e1504853e25f6dffView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-004i-9000000000-150345a1ab7b74a502c9View in MoNA
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Synthesis Reference: Not Available
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) Not Available
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Pubchem Compound ID697
Kegg IDC00279
ChemSpider ID109096
Ligand ExpoE4P