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LC2559 Ethyl hexanoate

(mixture of DL-and meso-form) for synthesis


Order number Packaging Quantity Price €
AC29559 Glass bottle 5 ml 10.89
AC29559 Glass bottle 250 ml  23.63


Product information
Synonyms Ethyl caproate, Hexanoic acid ethyl ester, Caproic acid ethyl ester
Hill Formula C8H16O2
Chemical formula CH3(CH2)4COOC2H5
HS Code 2915 90 00
EC number 204-640-3
Molar mass 144.21 g/mol
CAS number 123-66-0


Chemical and physical data
Ignition temperature 395 °C
Solubility 0.63 g/l (25 °C)
Melting point -67 °C
Molar mass 144.21 g/mol
Density 0.87 g/cm3 (20 °C)
Boiling point 166 °C
Vapor pressure < - 1.33 hPa (25 °C)
Explosion limit 0.9 %(V)
Flash point 52 °C


Safety information according to GHS
Hazard Statement(s) H226: Flammable liquid and vapour.
Precautionary Statement(s) P210: Keep away from heat.
Signal Word Warning
Hazard Pictogram(s)
Storage class 3 Flammable Liquids
WGK WGK 1 slightly water endangering
Disposal 3
Relatively unreactive organic reagents should be collected in container A. If halogenated, they should be collected in container B. For solid residues use container C.


Safety information
R Phrase R 10
Categories of danger flammable


Transport information
Declaration (transport by sea) IMDG-Code UN 1993 FLAMMABLE LIQUID, N.O.S.(ETHYLHEXANOATE), 3, III
Declaration (transport by air) IATA-DGR UN 1993 FLAMMABLE LIQUID, N.O.S.(ETHYLHEXANOATE), 3, III


Toxicological data
LD 50 oral LD50 rat > 5000 mg/kg
LD 50 dermal LD50 rabbit > 5000 mg/kg


Assay (GC, area%) ≥ 98 %
Density (d 20 °C/ 4 °C) 0.870 – 0.873
Identity (IR) passes test


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