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2-Methylhexanoic acid

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2-Methylhexanoic acid Basic information

Product Name:
2-Methylhexanoic acid
CAS:
4536-23-6
MF:
C7H14O2
MW:
130.18
EINECS:
224-883-9
Mol File:
4536-23-6.mol
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2-Methylhexanoic acid Chemical Properties

Melting point:
-55.77°C (estimate)
Boiling point:
209-210 °C(lit.)
Density 
0.918 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
vapor pressure 
0.0576 mmHg ( 25 °C)(lit.)
refractive index 
n20/D 1.422(lit.)
FEMA 
3191 | 2-METHYLHEXANOIC ACID
Flash point:
222 °F
pka
4.82±0.21(Predicted)
Specific Gravity
0.916
JECFA Number
265
BRN 
1721227
CAS DataBase Reference
4536-23-6(CAS DataBase Reference)
NIST Chemistry Reference
Hexanoic acid, 2-methyl-(4536-23-6)
EPA Substance Registry System
Hexanoic acid, 2-methyl- (4536-23-6)
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Safety Information

Hazard Codes 
C
Risk Statements 
34
Safety Statements 
26-36/37/39-45
RIDADR 
UN 3265 8/PG 2
WGK Germany 
2
RTECS 
MO8400600
TSCA 
Yes
HazardClass 
8
PackingGroup 
III
HS Code 
29159080

MSDS

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2-Methylhexanoic acid Usage And Synthesis

Description

Synthesis: By catalytic hydrogenation of hexadien-2-carboxylic acid.

Chemical Properties

2-Methylhexanoic acid has a fruity odor.

Chemical Properties

clear colorless to slightly yellow liquid

Occurrence

Reported found in baked potato, grape brandy and Virginia tobacco, parmesan cheese, raw and cooked mutton, roasted lamb, cognac and black tea.

Preparation

By catalytic hydrogenation of hexadien-2-carboxylic acid.

Aroma threshold values

Detection: 920 ppb to 2.7 ppm. Aroma characteristics at 1.0%: acidic sour, dairy fatty with cooked lardlike nuances

Taste threshold values

Taste characteristics at 40 ppm: dairy, creamy fatty with an oily mouthfeel and waxy nuance.

Hazard

A reproductive hazard.

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