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Weight116.16 g/mol
FormulaC6H12O2
Hydrogen Acceptors1
Hydrogen Donors1
Aromatic Rings0
Rotatable Bonds4

HEXANOIC ACID

caproic acid  ·  caproate  ·  hexanoate

70248-25-8, 68603-84-9, 142-62-1
Score: #356 in Biochemistry , #1289 in Biology , #1496 in Chemistry
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Safety

  • H311: Toxic in contact with skin
    Danger Acute toxicity, dermal - Category 3
  • H318: Causes serious eye damage
    Danger Serious eye damage/eye irritation - Category 1
  • H402: Harmful to aquatic life
    Hazardous to the aquatic environment, acute hazard - Category 3

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Alternate Names

  • caproic acid
  • caproate
  • hexanoate
  • capronic Acid
  • sodium caproate
  • calcium hexanoate
  • sodium hexanoate
  • calcium N-hexanoate
  • hexanoic acid, barium salt
  • hexanoic acid, sodium salt, 1-(11)C-labeled
  • hexanoic acid, sodium salt
  • hexanoic acid, nickel (2+) salt
  • hexanoic acid, potassium salt
  • hexanoic acid, calcium salt
  • hexanoic acid, copper (2+) salt
  • Bi(OHex)3
  • sodium capronate
  • bismuth(III)hexanoate
  • hexanoic acid, rhodium (2+) salt
  • hexanoic acid, sodium salt (1:1)
  • n-caproic acid
  • hexanoic acid, manganese (2+) salt
  • caproic acid sodium salt
  • SMILES
    CCCCCC(=O)O
  • InChIKey
    FUZZWVXGSFPDMH-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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Synthesis

Hexanediol  +  dimethyl sulfide (Corey-Kim oxidation of secondary alcohols)
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