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Hexyl hexanoate

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Hexyl hexanoate Basic information

Product Name:
Hexyl hexanoate
Synonyms:
  • HEXYL HEXANOATE
  • HEXYL HEXOATE
  • HEXYL CAPROATE
  • FEMA 2572
  • N-HEXANOIC ACID N-HEXYL ESTER
  • N-HEXYL CAPROATE
  • N-HEXYL HEXANOATE
  • N-HEXYL N-CAPROATE
CAS:
6378-65-0
MF:
C12H24O2
MW:
200.32
EINECS:
228-952-4
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Mol File:
6378-65-0.mol
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Hexyl hexanoate Chemical Properties

Melting point:
−55 °C(lit.)
Boiling point:
245-246 °C(lit.)
Density 
0.863 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
FEMA 
2572 | HEXYL HEXANOATE
refractive index 
n20/D 1.424(lit.)
Flash point:
211 °F
form 
neat
JECFA Number
164
CAS DataBase Reference
6378-65-0(CAS DataBase Reference)
NIST Chemistry Reference
Hexanoic acid, hexyl ester(6378-65-0)
EPA Substance Registry System
Hexanoic acid, hexyl ester (6378-65-0)
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Safety Information

Risk Statements 
36/37/38
Safety Statements 
26-36/37/39-24/25
WGK Germany 
2
RTECS 
MO8385000
HS Code 
29159000

MSDS

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Hexyl hexanoate Usage And Synthesis

Description

Hexyl hexanoate has a herbaceous odor. May be synthesized by passing n-hexyl alcohol over CuO + UO3 catalyst at 220 - 310°C, or by treating n-hexyl alcohol with Ca(Br03)2 and diluted aqueous HBr at 30°C.

Chemical Properties

Hexyl hexanoate has an herbaceous odor

Chemical Properties

Oily liquid

Occurrence

Reported found in apple, apricot, banana, sweet cherry, orange peel oil, guava, grapes, melon, papaya, strawberry fruit and jam, tomato, Parmesan cheese, rum, cider, sherry, grape wine, black tea, passion fruit, plum, mushroom, starfruit, quince, cherimoya, mountain papaya, black choke cherry, spineless monkey orange, Chinese quince peel and hog plum (Spondias mombins L.)

Preparation

By passing n-hexyl alcohol over CuO + UO3 catalyst at 220 to 310°C, or by treating n-hexyl alcohol with Ca(BrO3)2 and diluted aqueous HBr at 30°C

Aroma threshold values

Detection: 6.4 ppm

Taste threshold values

Taste characteristics at 40 ppm: sweet, fruity and green with tropical notes.

Synthesis Reference(s)

The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 43, p. 371, 1978 DOI: 10.1021/jo00396a054

Hexyl hexanoate Preparation Products And Raw materials

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