# Chemical structure of Acetyl-Phosphate

1. Mar 11, 2008

### Spirochete

Acetyl phosphate is produced during acetate fermentation. I can't find the structure for it anywhere. The precursor in this case is Acetyl-CoA, which has the the structure
H3CO-S-(Coenzyme A).

And of course I know the structure of a phosphate ion. So the only question really is, does that sulfur atom remain in Acetyl-Phosphate or not? A link to the structure would be most appreciated.

2. Mar 11, 2008

### chemisttree

Look http://jb.asm.org/cgi/content/full/188/3/1155" [Broken] It appears to be $$CH_3-CO_2PO_3^{-2}$$

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3. Mar 11, 2008

### Spirochete

Perfect. Thanks.