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P5561 Sigma-Aldrich

Propionic acid

BioReagent, suitable for insect cell culture, ~99%

Synonym: Acid C3, Propanoic acid, Propanyl acid

  • CAS Number 79-09-4

  • Linear Formula CH3CH2COOH

  • Molecular Weight 74.08

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 506071

  •  EC Number 201-176-3

  •  MDL number MFCD00002756

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24898668

  •  NACRES NA.71

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Properties

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vapor density   2.55 (vs air)
vapor pressure   2.4 mmHg ( 20 °C)
product line   BioReagent
assay   ~99%
autoignition temp.   955 °F
expl. lim.   12.1 %
application(s)   cell culture | insect: suitable
refractive index   n20/D 1.386 (lit.)
bp   141 °C (lit.)
mp   −24-−23 °C (lit.)
solubility   H2O: soluble
density   0.99 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
  0.993 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
SMILES string   CCC(O)=O
InChI   1S/C3H6O2/c1-2-3(4)5/h2H2,1H3,(H,4,5)
InChI key   XBDQKXXYIPTUBI-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Description

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.

Packaging

1 L in glass bottle

Application

Use in insect cell culture to inhibit mold growth.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
Target organs 
Respiratory system
RIDADR 
UN3463 - class 3 - Propionic acid
WGK Germany 
WGK 1
RTECS 
UE5950000
Flash Point(F) 
129.2 °F - closed cup
Flash Point(C) 
54 °C - closed cup

Documents

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