Butyric acid


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Quality Level

vapor density

3.04 (vs air)

vapor pressure

0.43 mmHg ( 20 °C)





autoignition temp.

824 °F

expl. lim.

10 %


HPLC: suitable

refractive index

n20/D 1.398 (lit.)


2 (25 °C, 10 g/L)
3 (20 °C, 10  g/L)


162 °C (lit.)


−6-−3 °C (lit.)


0.964 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

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InChI key


Gene Information

human ... HDAC1(3065)

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Butyric acid may be used as a starting material in the preparation of 4-heptanone.


5, 100, 500 mL in glass bottle


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Hazard Statements

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


UN 2820 8 / PGIII

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

161.6 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

72 °C - closed cup

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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