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Fatty acid


DATA No : DFA0003 INFORMANT : Tetsuyuki Kobayashi

NAME : Propanoic acid

COMMON NAME: Propioic acid
SYMBOL: Pp
FORMULA: C3H6O2 MOL.WT (average) : 74.079


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BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY

PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
MELTING POINT:-22.0degC

BOILING POINT:141.1degC

REFRACTIVE INDEX:1.3874 at 20degC

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DENSITY:d4-20 0.992

SOLUBILITY:soluble in alcohol, ether and chloroform. (Ref. 0347)
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SOURCE
Milk and milk products. Can be obtained from wood pulp waste liquor by a fermentation process using bacteria of the genus Propionibacterium.(Ref. 1008) From natural gas by the Fischer-Tropsch process;as a byproduct in the pyrolysis of wood; by the action of microorganisms on a variety of materials in small yields. Very pure propionic acid can be obtained from propionitrile.
CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS
Preparation from ethylene,carbon monoxide and steam.(Ref. 1009)(Ref. 1010)From ethanol and carbon monoxide using a boron trifluoride catalyst.(Ref. 1011)By oxidation of propionaldehyde(Ref. 1012)
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REFERENCES
[0347]
AUTHOR:Markley, K. S., et. al. 1960 Fatty Acids : Their Chemistry, Properties, Production,and Uses. Ed.2. Interscience, New York. v.1, pp.23-249
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[1008]
AUTHOR:Wayman et al.(1962 ),in U.S.pat.,pp3067,-107,to Colombia Cellulose
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[1009]
AUTHOR:(1956), in Reppe, Angew.Chem.,46
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[1010]
AUTHOR:Larson (1948) in U.S.pat.,pp2,448,375, to du Pont
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[1011]
AUTHOR:Loder,(1939),in U.S.pats.,pp2,135,448;2,135,451;2,135,453,to du Pont
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[1012]
AUTHOR:Hasche,(1942),in U.S.pat.,2,294,984, to Kodak
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