Hexyl acetate


Capryl acetate
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n20/D 1.409 (lit.)


168-170 °C (lit.)


−80 °C (lit.)


0.87 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

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General description

Hexyl acetate is produced by acid catalyzed liquid phase esterification of n-hexanol and acetic acid.


Hexyl acetate was used to study the activity of diamondback moth sex pheromone and larval frass volatiles, as well as green leaf volatiles from cabbage, on the natural enemies of the pest.


1 L in glass bottle
25, 500 mL in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Hexyl acetate has antimicrobial activity and can be used to improve the safety of minimally processed fruits. Hexyl acetate is a fruity smelling fluid used as flavoring agent or in perfumes. Hexyl acetate is a green leaf volatile from cabbage Brassica oleracea var. capitata L.



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Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


UN 3272 3 / PGIII

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

131.0 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

55 °C - closed cup

Rosalba Lanciotti et al.
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 51(10), 2958-2963 (2003-05-02)
The aims of this work were to evaluate the effects of different concentrations of hexanal, (E)-2-hexenal, hexyl acetate, and their mixtures on the fate of pathogenic species such as Escherichia coli, Salmonella enteritidis, and Listeria monocytogenes inoculated in model systems...
G V P Reddy et al.
Journal of chemical ecology, 28(1), 131-143 (2002-03-02)
The parasitoids Trichogramma chilonis (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) and Cotesia plutellae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), and the predator Chrysoperla carnea (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae), are potential biological control agents for the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae). We present studies on the interactions between these bioagents...
Synthesis of n-hexyl acetate by reactive distillation.
Schmitt M, et al.
Chemical Engineering and Processing, 43(3), 397-409 (2004)
Valentina Canuti et al.
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 67(9), 2647-2659 (2019-02-14)
Sangiovese is the most widespread Italian red cultivar and constitutes the basis of internationally known wines such as Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino. Outside of Europe, Argentina is the largest producer, followed by the United States. This study sought to...
Sven R L Gobert et al.
Journal of microencapsulation, 36(4), 371-384 (2019-06-20)
Microencapsulation is almost exclusively performed in batch processes. With today's chemistry increasingly performed in flow reactors, this work aims to realise a continuous reactor setup for the encapsulation of an ester with a polyuria (PU) shell. The generation of an...

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