Alfa Aesar Hexanoic acid, 98+%, Alfa Aesar
Manufacturer: Alfa Aesar A137890F
Hexanoic acid is used to prepare esters by reacting with alcohols, which finds application in artificial flavors. It is also involved in the production of hexylphenols, hexanoates and caproates. Further, it is used as non-viral gene carrier as well as to protect tomato plants from Botrytis cinerea.
Miscible with diethyl ether and ethanol. Slightly miscible with water.
Store in a cool place. Incompatible with bases, oxidizing agents, reducing agents and allyl alcohol.
|202° to 203°C|
Safety and Handling
SDS & Safety Documents
GHS H Statement
Toxic in contact with skin.
Toxic if inhaled.
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Causes serious eye damage.
Harmful if swallowed.
GHS P Statement
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.
Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
DOTInformation : Transport Hazard Class: 8; Packing Group: III; Proper Shipping Name: CAPROIC ACID
RTECSNumber : MO5250000
TSCA : TSCA