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LC3570 Levulinic acid

for synthesis


Order number Packaging Quantity Price €
AC30570 Plastic bottle 100 g 10.89
AC30570 Plastic bottle 500 g 38.25


Product information
Synonyms 4-Oxopentanoic acid, 4-Oxovalerianic acid
Hill Formula C5H8O3
Chemical formula CH3COCH2CH2COOH
HS Code 2918 30 00
EC number 204-649-2
Molar mass 116.12 g/mol
CAS number 123-76-2


Chemical and physical data
Solubility 675 g/l (25 °C)
Melting point 26 – 29 °C
Molar mass 116.12 g/mol
Boiling point 245 – 246 °C (1013 mbar)
Flash point 98 °C
Vapor pressure 1.4396 (20 °C, 589 nm)


Safety information according to GHS
Hazard Statement(s) H302: Harmful if swallowed.
H315: Causes skin irritation.
H319: Causes serious eye irritation.
Precautionary Statement(s) P260: Do not breathe dust.
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 Warning
Hazard Pictogram(s)
Storage class 10 – 13 Other liquids and solids
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 22-36/38
Harmful if swallowed.Irritating to eyes and skin.
S Phrase S 22-26
Do not breathe dust.In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
Categories of danger harmful, irritant
Hazard Symbol Harmful


Toxicological data
LD 50 oral LD50 rat 1850 mg/kg
LD 50 dermal LD50 rabbit > 5000 mg/kg


Assay (acidimetric) ≥ 98 %
Melting range
– lower value
≥ 26 °C
– upper value ≤ 29 °C
Water (K. F.) ≤ 1 %
Identity (IR) passes test


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