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79-09-4 - Propionic acid, 99% - L04210 - Alfa Aesar

L04210 Propionic acid, 99%

CAS Number
79-09-4
Synonyms

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
100g 19.20
1000g 23.20
2500g 39.30
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Propionic acid, 99%

MDL
MFCD00002756
EINECS
201-176-3

Chemical Properties

Formula
C3H6O2
Formula Weight
74.08
Melting point
-21°
Boiling Point
140-141°
Flash Point
51°(123°F)
Density
0.992
Refractive Index
1.3875
Solubility
Miscible with water, alcohol, diethyl ether and chloroform.

Applications

Propionic acid is used as a preservative for animal feed and food for human consumption. It acts as an intermediate in the production of polymers like cellulose-acetate-propionate, artificial flavorings, agrochemicals and in bleaching agents. In addition, it is used in the synthesis of morphans.

Notes

Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.

Literature References

Wang, Z.; Jin, Y.; Yang, S. T. High cell density propionic acid fermentation with an acid tolerant strain of Propionibacterium acidipropionici. Biotechnol. Bioeng. 2015, 112 (3), 502-511.

Zhang, A.; Sun, J.; Wang, Z.; Yang, S. T.; Zhou, H. Effects of carbon dioxide on cell growth and propionic acid production from glycerol and glucose by Propionibacterium acidipropionici. Bioresour. Technol. 2015, 175, 3716-3722.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H314-H226

Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Flammable liquid and vapour.

Precautionary Statements: P210-P260-P280-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P301+P330+P331-P304+P340-P310-P405-P501a

Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

Other References

Merck
14,7825
Beilstein
506071
Hazard Class
8
Packing Group
II
Harmonized Tariff Code
2915.50
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
UE5950000

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