MilliporeSigma
All Photos(1)

Documents

94425

Supelco

Propionic acid

analytical standard

Sign Into View Organizational & Contract Pricing

Synonym(s):
Acid C3, Propanoic acid, Propanyl acid
Linear Formula:
CH3CH2COOH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
74.08
Beilstein:
506071
EC Number:
MDL number:
eCl@ss:
39021305
PubChem Substance ID:

grade

analytical standard

Quality Level

vapor density

2.55 (vs air)

vapor pressure

2.4 mmHg ( 20 °C)

Assay

≥99.5% (GC)

autoignition temp.

955 °F

shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label

expl. lim.

12.1 %

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable

refractive index

n20/D 1.386 (lit.)
n20/D 1.386

bp

141 °C (lit.)

mp

−24-−23 °C (lit.)

solubility

H2O: soluble

density

0.993 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

application(s)

cleaning products
cosmetics
environmental
flavors and fragrances
food and beverages
personal care

format

neat

SMILES string

CCC(O)=O

InChI

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

InChI key

XBDQKXXYIPTUBI-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Looking for similar products? Visit Product Comparison Guide

Compare Similar Items

View Full Comparison

Show Differences

1 of 4

This Item
P1386W29241981910
Propionic acid analytical standard

Supelco

94425

Propionic acid

Propionic acid ≥99.5%

Sigma-Aldrich

P1386

Propionic acid

Propionic acid natural, 99%, FG

Sigma-Aldrich

W292419

Propionic acid

Propionic acid puriss. p.a., ≥99.5% (GC)

Sigma-Aldrich

81910

Propionic acid

assay

≥99.5% (GC)

assay

≥99.5%

assay

99%

assay

≥99.5% (GC)

shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label

shelf life

-

shelf life

-

shelf life

-

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable, gas chromatography (GC): suitable

technique(s)

-

technique(s)

-

technique(s)

-

application(s)

cleaning products
cosmetics
environmental
flavors and fragrances
food and beverages
personal care

application(s)

-

application(s)

flavors and fragrances

application(s)

-

format

neat

format

-

format

-

format

-

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.

Application

Propionic acid has been used as a standard for the gas chromatogrsphic (GC) analysis of short chain fatty acids obatined from Lactobacillus reuteri SK24.003 and α-D-glucan.
Refer to the product′s Certificate of Analysis for more information on a suitable instrument technique. Contact Technical Service for further support.

Recommended products

Find a digital Reference Material for this product available on our online platform ChemisTwin® for NMR. You can use this digital equivalent on ChemisTwin® for your sample identity confirmation and compound quantification (with digital external standard). An NMR spectrum of this substance can be viewed and an online comparison against your sample can be performed with a few mouseclicks. Learn more here and start your free trial.

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

Certificates of Analysis (COA)

Search for Certificates of Analysis (COA) by entering the products Lot/Batch Number. Lot and Batch Numbers can be found on a product’s label following the words ‘Lot’ or ‘Batch’.

Already Own This Product?

Documents related to the products that you have purchased in the past have been gathered in the Document Library for your convenience.

Visit the Document Library

Difficulty Finding Your Product Or Lot/Batch Number?

Product numbers are combined with Pack Sizes/Quantity when displayed on the website (example: T1503-25G). Please make sure you enter ONLY the product number in the Product Number field (example: T1503).

Example:

T1503
Product Number
-
25G
Pack Size/Quantity

Additional examples:

705578-5MG-PW

PL860-CGA/SHF-1EA

MMYOMAG-74K-13

1000309185

enter as 1.000309185)

Having trouble? Feel free to contact Technical Service for assistance.

Lot and Batch Numbers can be found on a product's label following the words 'Lot' or 'Batch'.

Aldrich Products

  • For a lot number such as TO09019TO, enter it as 09019TO (without the first two letters 'TO').

  • For a lot number with a filling-code such as 05427ES-021, enter it as 05427ES (without the filling-code '-021').

  • For a lot number with a filling-code such as STBB0728K9, enter it as STBB0728 without the filling-code 'K9'.

Not Finding What You Are Looking For?

In some cases, a COA may not be available online. If your search was unable to find the COA you can request one.

Request COA

Customers Also Viewed

Slide 1 of 7

1 of 7

Propionic acid for synthesis

Sigma-Aldrich

8.00605

Propionic acid

Hexanoic acid analytical standard

Supelco

21529

Hexanoic acid

Propionic acid ≥99.5%, FCC, FG

Sigma-Aldrich

W292400

Propionic acid

Propionic acid natural, 99%, FG

Sigma-Aldrich

W292419

Propionic acid

Isobutyric acid certified reference material, TraceCERT®, Manufactured by: Sigma-Aldrich Production GmbH, Switzerland

Supelco

96499

Isobutyric acid

Isobutyric acid puriss. p.a., ≥99.5%

Sigma-Aldrich

58360

Isobutyric acid

Butyric acid ≥99%

Sigma-Aldrich

B103500

Butyric acid

Structural elucidation and in vitro fermentation of extracellular ?-d-glucan from Lactobacillus reuteri SK24. 003
Miao M, et al.
Bioactive Carbohydrates and Dietary Fibre, 6(2), 109-116 (2015)
Livia H Morais et al.
Current biology : CB, 30(19), 3761-3774 (2020-08-22)
Birth by Caesarean (C)-section impacts early gut microbiota colonization and is associated with an increased risk of developing immune and metabolic disorders. Moreover, alterations of the microbiome have been shown to affect neurodevelopmental trajectories. However, the long-term effects of C-section
Biological effects of propionic acid in humans; metabolism, potential applications and underlying mechanisms
Sa'ad, H., et al.
Molecular and Cellular Biology, 1801 (11), 1175-1183 (2010)
Nucleophilic ?-Carbon Activation of Propionic Acid as a 3-Carbon Synthon by Carbene Organocatalysis
Jin, Zhichao, et al.
Chemistry?A European Journal , 21 (26), 9360-9363 (2015)
Flour and Breads and their Fortification in Health and Disease Prevention.
Victor R. Preedy, Ronald Ross Watson, Vinood B
Technology & Engineering, 476-476 (2011)

Articles

Separation of Methyl oleate; Caprylic acid; Heptanoic acid; Methyl decanoate; Methyl dodecanoate; Myristic acid; Methyl palmitate; Methyl palmitoleate; Methyl stearate; Methyl linoleate; Methyl linolenate; Acetic acid; Arachidic acid; Behenic acid; Propionic acid; Isobutyric acid; Valeric acid; Isovaleric acid; Isocaproic acid; Butyric acid

Protocols

Separation of Acetone; Acetic acid; Propionic acid; Ethyl butyrate; Ethanol; Isoamyl acetate; Isobutyric acid; 3-Methyl-2-butanol; Methyl acetate; 1-Propanol; Acetal, ≥98%, FG; 2-Methyl-1-pentanol; Butyl acetate; Ethyl propionate; 3-Pentanol; 2-Pentanol, 98%; Ethyl isobutyrate; Isobutyl acetate; Acetaldehyde; Furfural; Butyric acid; Methanol; Ethyl acetate

Our team of scientists has experience in all areas of research including Life Science, Material Science, Chemical Synthesis, Chromatography, Analytical and many others.

Contact Technical Service