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21580 Sigma-Aldrich

Hexanoic anhydride

purum, ≥97.0% (GC)

Synonym: Caproic anhydride

  • CAS Number 2051-49-2

  • Linear Formula [CH3(CH2)4CO]2O

  • Molecular Weight 214.30

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 1776561

  •  EC Number 218-121-4

  •  MDL number MFCD00009509

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Properties

Related Categories Anhydrides, Biochemicals and Reagents, Building Blocks, Carbonyl Compounds, Carboxylic Acid Anhydrides,
InChI Key   PKHMTIRCAFTBDS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
grade   purum
assay   ≥97.0% (GC)
refractive index   n20/D 1.428(lit.)
  n20/D 1.429
bp   246-248 °C(lit.)
solubility   ethanol: soluble1 g/10 mL, clear, colorless
density   0.928 g/mL at 20 °C(lit.)

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Application

Hexanoic anhydride has been used in:
• green synthesis of esters of acyclovir (acyclovir prodrugs)
• preparation of hexanoyl-modified chitosan nanoparticles and chitosan-based polymeric surfactants via N-acylation of chitosans

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
GHS05  GHS05
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
RIDADR 
UN 3265 8 / PGII
WGK Germany 
3
Flash Point(F) 
235.4 °F
Flash Point(C) 
113 °C
Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

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