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Hexanoic acid, 98+%, Alfa Aesar™

Chemical Identifiers

Chemical Name or Material n-Hexanoic Acid
CAS 142-62-1
Molecular Formula CH3(CH2)4CO2H
Linear Formula CH3(CH2)4CO2H
Formula Weight 116.16g/mol
MDL Number MFCD00004421
UN Number UN2829
Beilstein 773837
Merck Index 14,1759
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AAA137890F

 
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A13789-0F
2500mL CALL N/A N/A
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AAA13789AP

 
alfa aesar
A13789-AP
500mL CALL N/A N/A
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Description & Specifications

Specifications

Melting Point −4°C
Boiling Point 202° to 203°C
Quantity 2500mL
Flash Point 104°C (219°F)
Chemical Name or Material Hexanoic acid
CAS 142-62-1
Physical Form Liquid
Assay ≥98%
Assay Percent Range 99%
Molecular Formula C6H12O2
Linear Formula CH3(CH2)4CO2H
Formula Weight 116.16g/mol
MDL Number MFCD00004421
UN Number UN2829
Beilstein 773837
Merck Index 14,1759
Synonym Caproic acid
Health Hazard 1 Danger
Health Hazard 2 GHS H Statement
H311-H331-H314-H318-H302
Toxic in contact with skin.
Toxic if inhaled.
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Causes serious eye damage.
Harmful if swallowed.
Health Hazard 3 GHS P Statement
P260-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P361-P405-P501a
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
DOT Information Transport Hazard Class: 8; Packing Group: III; Proper Shipping Name: CAPROIC ACID
RTECS Number MO5250000
TSCA TSCA

Applications
Hexanoic acid is used to prepare esters by reacting with alcohols, which finds application in artificial flavors. It is also involved in the production of hexylphenols, hexanoates and caproates. Further, it is used as non-viral gene carrier as well as to protect tomato plants from Botrytis cinerea.

Solubility
Miscible with diethyl ether and ethanol. Slightly miscible with water.

Notes
Store in a cool place. Incompatible with bases, oxidizing agents, reducing agents and allyl alcohol.

Safety and Handling

Danger

GHS P Statement
P260-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P361-P405-P501a
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

GHS H Statement
H311-H331-H314-H318-H302
Toxic in contact with skin.
Toxic if inhaled.
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Causes serious eye damage.
Harmful if swallowed.