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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/REAXYS Number:
773837
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.24

Quality Level

grade

analytical standard

vapor density

4 (vs air)

vapor pressure

0.18 mmHg ( 20 °C)

assay

≥99.0% (GC)

form

neat

shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label

application(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.)

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Personal Care

Organoleptic

pungent

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).

Refer to the product′s Certificate of Analysis for more information on a suitable instrument technique. Contact Technical Service for further support.

Pictograms

CorrosionSkull and crossbones

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

RIDADR

UN 2829 8 / PGIII

WGK Germany

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

215.6 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

102 °C - closed cup

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  5. What is the molarity of hexanoic acid?

    Based on density of 0.927 g/mL and MW of 116.16, the effective molarity of this neat liquid is 7.98 M.

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HPLC-APCI-MS determination of free fatty acids in Tibet folk medicine lomatogonium rotatum with fluorescence detection and mass spectrometric identification.
Li Y, et al.
Journal of Liquid Chromatography and Related Technologies, 29(18), 2741-2751 (2006)
Determination of volatile, phenolic, organic acid and sugar components in a Turkish cv. Dortyol (Citrus sinensis L. Osbeck) orange juice.
Kelebek H and Selli S
Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 91(10), 1855-1862 (2011)
A biosynthetic pathway for hexanoic acid production in Kluyveromyces marxianus.
Cheon Y, et al.
Journal of Biotechnology, 182, 30-36 (2014)
A C Schoots et al.
Journal of chromatography, 164(1), 1-8 (1979-09-11)
A fast and reliable procedure for gas chromatographic profiling of components in ultrafiltrated uremic serum has been developed, using glass capillary columns. Sample pretreatment consists of ultrafiltration, evaporation and silylation. Some twenty components are identified by electron-impact and chemical ionization...
K A Traul et al.
Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association, 38(1), 79-98 (2000-02-24)
Medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) are a family of triglycerides, containing predominantly, caprylic (C(8)) and capric (C(10)) fatty acids with lesser amounts of caproic (C(6)) and lauric (C(12)) fatty acids. MCTs are widely used for parenteral nutrition in individuals requiring supplemental...
Protocols
In this study, SPME was used for the analysis of free fatty acids in Parmesan cheese using a 65 μm Carbowax/divinylbenzene (DVB) SPME fiber. Headspace extraction of the cheese sample was conducted at 65 °C for 15 minutes and analyzed by GC with FID detection. SPME is ideal for analyzing the volatiles associated with solid food samples. The phase chemistry of the Nukol GC column provides excellent peak shape of acidic compounds.
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