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Hexanoic Acid Properties

Hexanoic Acid

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Hexanoic acid is the carboxylic acid derived from hexane. It is a fatty acid found naturally in various animal fats and oils, and is one of the chemicals that gives the decomposing fleshy seed coat of the ginkgo. It is used in organic synthesis, manufacture of perfume, medicine, lubricating grease, rubber and dye.

Chemical Properties

Acidity 4.88
Appearance Colourless Liquid
Boiling Point 202-203 °C
CAS Number 142-62-1
ChEBI 30776
Class 8
Density 0.920 g/cm3
EINECS Number 205-550-7
IUPAC Name Hexanoic Acid
InChI 1S/C6H12O2/c1-2-3-4-5-6(7)8/h2-5H2,1H3,(H,7,8)
Melting Point −3.4 °C
Molar Mass 116.158 g/mol
Molecular Formula C6H12O2
NFPA 704 H-2,F-1,R-0,C-NA
PG 3
RTECS Number MO5250000
Refractive n20/D 1.4161
Solubility 1.1 g/100 ml
Synonyms 1-Hexanoic Acid;1-Pentanecarboxylic Acid;Butylacetic Acid;Capronic Acid;Caproic Acid;Hexoic Acid;Hexylic Acid;n-Caproic Acid;n-Hexanoic Acid;n-Hexoic Acid;n-Hexylic Acid;Pentylformic Acid
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