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Sigma-Aldrich

Hexanoic acid

for synthesis

Synonym(s):
Hexanoic acid, Caproic acid
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C6H12O2
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
116.16
MDL number:
EC Index Number:
205-550-7

vapor pressure

0.3 hPa ( 20 °C)

Quality Level

assay

≥98.0% (GC)

form

liquid

autoignition temp.

380 °C

potency

1906 mg/kg LD50, oral (Rat)
586 mg/kg LD50, skin (Rabbit)

pH

4 (20 °C, 1 g/L in H2O)

bp

206 °C/1013 hPa

mp

-3 °C

transition temp

flash point 110 °C

density

0.93 g/cm3 at 20 °C

storage temp.

2-30°C

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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Analysis Note

Assay (GC, area%): ≥ 98.0 % (a/a)
Density (d 20 °C/ 4 °C): 0.926 - 0.927
Identity (IR): passes test
Due to its specific melting range the product may be solid, liquid, a solidified melt or a supercooled melt.

Pictograms

CorrosionSkull and crossbones

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 3 Dermal - Acute Tox. 4 Oral - 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

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