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Hexanoic acid

analytical standard

Synonym(s):
Acid C6, Caproic acid
Linear Formula:
CH3(CH2)4COOH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
116.16
Beilstein:
773837
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.24

grade

analytical standard

Quality Level

vapor density

4 (vs air)

vapor pressure

0.18 mmHg ( 20 °C)

assay

≥99.0% (GC)

shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label

technique(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.)

application(s)

cleaning products
cosmetics
environmental
flavors and fragrances
food and beverages
personal care

format

neat

SMILES string

CCCCCC(O)=O

InChI

1S/C6H12O2/c1-2-3-4-5-6(7)8/h2-5H2,1H3,(H,7,8)

InChI key

FUZZWVXGSFPDMH-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Hexanoic acid is a six-carbon saturated fatty acid found naturally in oils and animal fats as well as produced by certain anaerobic bacteria. It has been widely used in industrial applications such as perfumes, medicine, food additives, lubricating grease, tobacco flavor, rubber, and dyes.

Application

Hexanoic acid may be used as a reference standard for the determination of the analyte:
  • In Dortyol yerli orange juices by high performance liquid chromatography method
  • In Lomatogonium rotatum, a herbal medicine sample using acridone-9-ethyl-p-toluenesulfonate (AETS) as a fluorescence derivatization reagent by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC).

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Pictograms

CorrosionSkull and crossbones

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 3 Dermal - Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Eye Dam. 1 - Skin Corr. 1C

Storage Class Code

6.1C - Combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic compounds or compounds which causing chronic effects

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

215.6 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

102 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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