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929-10-2 - 6-Methylheptanoic acid, 95% - H30392 - Alfa Aesar

H30392 6-Methylheptanoic acid, 95%

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1g 118.45
5g 304.80
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6-Methylheptanoic acid, 95%


Chemical Properties

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Miscible with chloroform and methanol. Slightly miscible with water.


6-Methylheptanoic acid is used as a reagent to prepare eponemycin analogues, which is an antibiotic. Further, it is an active component of the scent chemical of the brushtail possum. In addition to this, it is used in the preparation of 6-methyl-heptanoyl chloride.


Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents. Store in a cool place.

Literature References

Ries, O.; Büschleb, M.; Granitzka, M.; Stalke, D.; Ducho, C. Amino acid motifs in natural products: synthesis of O-acylated derivatives of (2S,3S)-3-hydroxyleucine. Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2014, 10 (1), 1135-1142.

Steinhaus, M. Characterization of the Major Odor-Active Compounds in the Leaves of the Curry Tree Bergera koenigii L. by Aroma Extract Dilution Analysis. J. Agric. Food Chem. 2015, 63 (16), 4060-4067.

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.

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