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502-44-3 - epsilon-Caprolactone, 99% - 6-Hexanolactone - 2-Oxepanone - A10299 - Alfa Aesar

A10299 epsilon-Caprolactone, 99%

CAS Number
502-44-3
Synonyms
6-Hexanolactone
2-Oxepanone

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
100g 16.48
500g 29.97
2500g 113.30
10000g 353.29
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epsilon-Caprolactone, 99%

MDL
MFCD00003267
EINECS
207-938-1

Chemical Properties

Formula
C6H10O2
Formula Weight
114.14
Melting point
-2°
Boiling Point
235-236°
Flash Point
109°(228°F)
Density
1.078
Refractive Index
1.4630
Solubility
Miscible with water and most organic solvents.

Applications

ε-Caprolactone is widely used as a monomer in the manufacturing of highly specialized polymers. It is mainly utilized as a precursor to caprolactam. It finds an application in the synthesis of polyglecaprone, which is used as a suture material in surgery.

Notes

Keep the container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Combustible liquid.

Literature References

Schmidt, S.; Scherkus, C.; Muschiol, J.; Menyes, U.; Winkler, T.; Hummel, W.; Gröger, H.; Liese, A.; Herz, H. G.; Bornscheuer, U. T. An Enzyme Cascade Synthesis of ε-Caprolactone and its Oligomers. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54 (9), 2784-2787.

Mrówczyński, W.; Mugnai, D.; Valence, S.; Tille, J. C.; Khabiri, E.; Cikirikcioglu, M.; Möller, M.; Walpoth, B. H. Porcine carotid artery replacement with biodegradable electrospun poly-e-caprolactone vascular prosthesis. J. Vasc. Surg. 2014, 59 (1), 210-219.

Jones, G. O.; Chang, Y. A.; Horn, H. W.; Acharya, A. K.; Rice, J. E.; Hedrick, J. L.; Waymouth, R. M. N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Catalyzed Ring Opening Polymerization of ε-Caprolactone with and without Alcohol Initiators: Insights from Theory and Experiment. J. Phys. Chem. B 2015, 119 (17), 5728-5737.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H318-H315-H335

Causes serious eye damage. Causes skin irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary Statements: P261-P280-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P310-P362-P312-P405-P403+P233-P501a

Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. Store locked up. Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

Other References

Beilstein
106919
Harmonized Tariff Code
2932.20
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
MO8400000

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