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P5561

Sigma-Aldrich

Propionic acid

BioReagent, suitable for insect cell culture, ~99%

Synonym(s):
Propanyl acid, Acid C3, Propanoic acid
Linear Formula:
CH3CH2COOH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
74.08
Beilstein:
506071
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.71

Quality Level

vapor density

2.55 (vs air)

vapor pressure

2.4 mmHg ( 20 °C)

product line

BioReagent

assay

~99%

autoignition temp.

955 °F

expl. lim.

12.1 %

technique(s)

cell culture | insect: suitable

refractive index

n20/D 1.386 (lit.)

bp

141 °C (lit.)

mp

−24-−23 °C (lit.)

solubility

H2O: soluble

density

0.99 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
0.993 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

SMILES string

CCC(O)=O

InChI

1S/C3H6O2/c1-2-3(4)5/h2H2,1H3,(H,4,5)

Inchi Key

XBDQKXXYIPTUBI-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Propionic acid (PA) is a naturally occurring carboxylic acid, which in its pure state exists as a colorless corrosive liquid with an unpleasant odor. It is miscible in water. Industrially it is produced by hydrocarboxylation of ethylene in presence nickel carbonyl as a catalyst. PA has been found to reduce food intake, lower the fatty acids content in plasma and liver, might improve tissue insulin sensitivity and exerts immunosuppressive actions. Propionic acid is an excellent raw material as it is stable, cheap and safe and can even be used as a food additive.

Packaging

1 L in glass bottle

Application

Use in insect cell culture to inhibit mold growth.

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Eye Dam. 1 - Flam. Liq. 3 - Skin Corr. 1B - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

3 - Flammable liquids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

129.2 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

54 °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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