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Alfa Aesar™ Propionic acid, 99%

Chemical Identifiers

Chemical Name or Material Propionic acid
CAS 79-09-4
Molecular Formula C3H6O2
Linear Formula CH3CH2CO2H
Formula Weight 74.08g/mol
MDL Number MFCD00002756
UN Number UN3463
Beilstein 506071
Merck Index 14,7825
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AAL042100B

 
alfa aesar™
L04210-0B
1000g CALL N/A N/A
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AAL042100E

 
alfa aesar™
L04210-0E
2500g CALL N/A N/A
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AAL0421022

 
alfa aesar™
L04210-22
100g CALL N/A N/A
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Description & Specifications

Specifications

Odor Unpleasant
Boiling Point 140° to 141°C
Melting Point −21°C
Flash Point 51°C (123°F)
Quantity 1000g
Chemical Name or Material Propionic acid
CAS 79-09-4
Assay 99%
Molecular Formula C3H6O2
Linear Formula CH3CH2CO2H
Formula Weight 74.08g/mol
MDL Number MFCD00002756
UN Number UN3463
Beilstein 506071
Merck Index 14,7825
Health Hazard 1 Danger
Health Hazard 2 GHS H Statement
H314-H226
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Flammable liquid and vapor.
Health Hazard 3 GHS P Statement
P210-P260-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking.
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.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
DOT Information Transport Hazard Class: 8; Packing Group: II; Proper Shipping Name: PROPIONIC ACID
RTECS Number UE5950000
TSCA TSCA

Applications
Propionic acid is used as a preservative for animal feed and food for human consumption. It acts as an intermediate in the production of polymers like cellulose-acetate-propionate, artificial flavorings, agrochemicals and in bleaching agents. In addition, it is used in the synthesis of morphans.

Solubility
Miscible with water, alcohol, diethyl ether and chloroform.

Notes
Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.

Safety and Handling

Danger

GHS P Statement
P210-P260-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking.
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.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

GHS H Statement
H314-H226
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Flammable liquid and vapor.