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LC2999 Hexanoic acid

for synthesis


Order number Packaging Quantity Price €
AC29999 Glass bottle 5 ml 10.89
AC29999 Glass bottle 250 ml 11.88
AC29999 Glass bottle 1 L 31.75


Product information
Synonyms Caproic acid
Hill Formula C6H12O2
HS Code 2915 90 00
EC number 205-550-7
Molar mass 116.16 g/mol
CAS number 142-62-1


Chemical and physical data
Ignition temperature 380 °C
Solubility 9.7 g/l (20 °C)
Melting point -3 °C
Molar mass 116.16 g/mol
Density 0.93 g/cm3 (20 °C)
pH value 4 (1 g/l, H2O, 20 °C)
Boiling point 206 °C (1013 hPa)
Vapor pressure 0.3 hPa (20 °C)
Flash point 110 °C
Refractive index 1.4162 (20 °C, 589 nm)


Safety information according to GHS
Hazard Statement(s) H302: Harmful if swallowed.
H311: Toxic in contact with skin.
H314: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Precautionary Statement(s) P280: Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
P301 + P330 + P331: IF SWALLOWED: rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.
P302 + P352: IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water.
P305 + P351 + P338: IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Signal Word Danger
Hazard Pictogram(s)
RTECS MO5250000
Storage class 8 A Combustible substances, corrosive
WGK WGK 1 slightly water endangering
Disposal 4
Liquid organic acids or solutions should be diluted, if necessary, and carefully neutralized with sodium hydrogen carbonate (Cat. No. 106323) or with sodium hydroxide (Cat. No 106462). Before filling into container D, check the pH with pH universal indicator strips (Cat. No. 109535).


Safety information
R Phrase R 21/22-34
Harmful in contact with skin and if swallowed.Causes burns.
S Phrase S 26-36/37/39-45
In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection.In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show the label where possible).
Categories of danger harmful, corrosive
Hazard Symbol



Transport information
Declaration (transport by sea) IMDG-Code UN 2829 CAPROIC ACID, 8, III, Segregation Group: 1 (Acids)
Declaration (transport by air) IATA-DGR UN 2829 CAPROIC ACID, 8, III


Toxicological data
LD 50 oral LD50 rat 1906 mg/kg
LD 50 dermal LD50 rabbit 586 mg/kg


Assay (GC, area%) ≥ 98 %
Density (d 20 °C/ 4 °C) 0.926 – 0.927
Identity (IR) passes test


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