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107-41-5 - (±)-2-Methyl-2,4-pentanediol, 98% - (+/-)-Hexylene glycol - L03187 - Alfa Aesar

L03187 (±)-2-Methyl-2,4-pentanediol, 98%

CAS Number
107-41-5
Synonyms
(+/-)-Hexylene glycol

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
100ml 20.70
500ml 28.10
2500ml 48.40
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(±)-2-Methyl-2,4-pentanediol, 98%

MDL
MFCD00004547
EINECS
203-489-0

Chemical Properties

Formula
C6H14O2
Formula Weight
118.18
Melting point
-40°
Boiling Point
197°
Flash Point
93°(199°F)
Density
0.922
Refractive Index
1.4270
Sensitivity
Hygroscopic
Solubility
Miscible with water, alcohol, ether, fatty acids and lower aliphatic hydrocarbons. Slightly miscible with carbon tetrachloride.

Applications

(^+)-2-Methyl-2,4-pentanediol is used to control the flow properties of industrial products such as paints, coatings, cleansers, solvents, and hydraulic fluids. It acts as a thickening agent in cosmetic products. It serves as a coupling agent and an additive to hydraulic fluids, inks and cement. It is also employed as a blood volume expander. Further, it is used as a solvent for cleaning and colorant products. In addition to this, it is used in laboratory studies as a precipitant and cryoprotectant in protein crystallography.

Notes

Hygroscopic. Incompatible with strong acids, strong oxidizing agents and strong reducing agents.

Literature References

Reagent for crystallization of proteins.

Grineva, O. V.; Usacheva, T. M.; Zhuravlev, V. I. “Crystal” conformations of 2-methyl-2,4-pentanediol: Dipole moment calculations and molecular structure optimizations. J. Struct. Chem. 2014, 55 (1), 161-168.

Roussel, G.; Rouse, S. L.; Sansom, M. S. P.; Michaux, C.; Perpète, E. A. The role of 2-methyl-2,4-pentanediol in sodium dodecyl sulfate micelle dissociation unveiled by dynamic light scattering and molecular dynamics simulations. Colloids Surf., B 2014, 114, 357-362.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H227-H303

Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. Combustible liquid. May be harmful if swallowed.

Precautionary Statements: P403+P235-P501a

Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

Other References

Merck
14,4710
Beilstein
1098298
Harmonized Tariff Code
2905.39
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
SA0810000

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