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61405 Aldrich

Methyl levulinate

≥98.0%

  • CAS Number 624-45-3

  • Linear Formula CH3COCH2CH2COOCH3

  • Molecular Weight 130.14

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 1754008

  •  EC Number 210-846-4

  •  MDL number MFCD00017499

  •  PubChem Substance ID 57651849

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Properties

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InChI Key   UAGJVSRUFNSIHR-UHFFFAOYSA-N
assay   ≥98.0%
refractive index   n20/D 1.422
bp   193-195 °C(lit.)
density   1.051 g/mL at 20 °C(lit.)

Description

Packaging

100 mL in glass bottle

Application

Methyl levulinate can undergo Meerwein–Ponndorf–Verley (MPV) reduction in the presence of lewis acid zeolite like Hf-beta to give 4-hydroxypentanoates.

General description

Methyl levulinate can be synthesized from glucose in the presence of a few drops of dilute sulfuric acid in methanol.

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
3
Flash Point(F) 
161.6 °F
Flash Point(C) 
72 °C
Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

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