Hexanoic acid
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Hexanoic acid
Alias
Caproic acid
n-Caproic acid
Category
Anionic surfactants-Carboxylate
CAS No.
142-62-1
Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight
Molecular Formula: C6H12O2
Molecular Weight: 116.16
Structural Formula
Properties
Appearance: colorless oily liquid.
Solubility: soluble in water; 25℃, 10.3g/L[1].
Stability: stable.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Animal toxicity[1]: rat oral LD50: 2.05mL/Kg;
mouse intraperitoneal LD50: 3180mg/Kg;
mouse oral LD50: 5000mg/Kg;
mouse intravenous LD50: 1725mg/Kg.
Ecology: may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Biodegradability: biodegradable.
Characteristics: excellent wetting, permeating, cleansing, emulsifying, dispersing, masking abilities.
Synthesis
 
Quality standards & test methods
item
physical and chemical indexes
test methods
actives*, %, ≥
95
 
*: should be marked on molecular weight.
Major Uses
Use as intermediate in organic synthesis. eg: preparation of esters, polyester resin.
Use as wetting agent, permeating agent.
Use as perfume.
Drier in paint.
Use as food additive.
Cleansing agent, emulsifying agent, masking agent, perfume in personal care products.
Use as rubber auxiliary.
Use as cleansing agent.
Manufacturers
 
References
[1]:http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/:142-62-1
Update: 20140209(1);

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