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H30392 6-Methylheptanoic acid, 95%

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H30392-03 1g 120.00
H30392-06 5g 397.00
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6-Methylheptanoic acid, 95%


Chemical Properties

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Storage & Sensitivity
Ambient temperatures.
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: H315-H318-H335

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

Precautionary Statements: P261-P264b-P271-P280-P302+P352-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P310-P312-P332+P313-P362-P501c

Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

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