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Hexanoic acid

analytical standard

Synonym: Acid C6, Caproic acid

  • CAS Number 142-62-1

  • Linear Formula CH3(CH2)4COOH

  • Molecular Weight 116.16

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 773837

  •  EC Number 205-550-7

  •  MDL number MFCD00004421

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329752164

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Properties

Related Categories A-L, Acid, Additional Standards, All Alphabetically Sorted, Alpha Sort,
grade   analytical standard
vapor density   4 (vs air)
vapor pressure   0.18 mmHg ( 20 °C)
InChI Key   FUZZWVXGSFPDMH-UHFFFAOYSA-N
assay   ≥99.0% (GC)
form   neat
shelf life   limited shelf life, expiry date on the label
application(s)   HPLC: suitable
  gas chromatography (GC): suitable
refractive index   n20/D 1.416
  n20/D 1.4161(lit.)
bp   202-203 °C(lit.)
mp   −4 °C(lit.)
density   0.927 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
Organoleptic   pungent
format   neat

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Safety Information

Symbol 
GHS05  GHS05
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
RIDADR 
UN 2829 8 / PGIII
WGK Germany 
1
Flash Point(F) 
215.6 °F
Flash Point(C) 
102 °C

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What is the molarity of hexanoic acid?
Based on density of 0.927 g/mL and MW of 116.16, the effective molarity of this neat liquid is 7.98 M.
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