4-Oxovaleric acid
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4-Oxovaleric acid
Alias
Levulinic acid
Pentanoic acid, 4-oxo-
Category
Anionic surfactants-Carboxylate
CAS No.
123-76-2
Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight
Molecular Formula:C5H8O3
Molecular Weight:116.16
Structural Formula
Properties
Appearance: solid.
Solubility: soluble in water.
Stability: stable.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Animal toxicity[1]: mouse intraperitoneal LD50: 450mg/Kg;
rabbit skin LD50: > 5000mg/Kg;
rat oral LD50: 1850mg/Kg.
Ecology: may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Biodegradability: biodegradable.
Characteristics: excellent cleansing, emulsifying, dispersing 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 cleansing agent.
Conditioning agent, perfume in personal care products.
Use as intermediate in organic synthesis.
Use as dispersing agent.
Use as enzyme inhibitors.
Manufacturers
 
References
[1]:http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/: 123-76-2
Update: 20140309(1);

 

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