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Levulinic acid

98%

Synonym: 4-Oxopentanoic acid, 4-Oxovaleric acid

  • CAS Number 123-76-2

  • Linear Formula CH3COCH2CH2COOH

  • Molecular Weight 116.12

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 506796

  •  EC Number 204-649-2

  •  MDL number MFCD00002796

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24896298

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Properties

Related Categories Building Blocks, C1 to C5, Carbonyl Compounds, Carboxylic Acids, Chemical Synthesis,
vapor pressure   1 mmHg ( 102 °C)
InChI Key   JOOXCMJARBKPKM-UHFFFAOYSA-N
assay   98%
bp   245-246 °C(lit.)
mp   30-33 °C (lit.)
density   1.134 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)

Description

Packaging

1 kg in poly bottle

50, 250 g in poly bottle

Application

Levulinic acid is a precursor for the synthesis of useful intermediates such as γ-valerolactone, ethyl levulinate, pentanoic acid and 2-methyl-tetrahydrofuran. Derivatization and esterification of levulinic acid results in potential biofuels.

It can also be used in:
• The preparation of catalytic composite to synthesize 5-hydroxymethylfurfural and furfural.
• The synthesis of a commercial fragrance, fraistone.
• The synthesis of pyrrolidone derivatives via reductive amination.
• The total synthesis of mycobacterial arabinogalactan.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
GHS07  GHS07
Signal word 
Warning
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
3
RTECS 
OI1575000
Flash Point(F) 
208.4 °F
Flash Point(C) 
98 °C

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