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Fatty acid


DATA No : DFA0004 INFORMANT : Tetsuyuki Kobayashi

NAME : Butanoic acid

COMMON NAME: Butyric acid
SYMBOL: Bt/C4:0
FORMULA: C4H8O2 MOL.WT (average) : 88.105


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BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY

PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
MELTING POINT:-7.9degC

BOILING POINT:163.5degC

REFRACTIVE INDEX:1.33906 at 20degC

OPTICAL ROTATION:

DENSITY:d4-20 0.9587

SOLUBILITY:miscible with water, alcohol, ether.(Ref. 0347)
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SOURCE
Butterfat
CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS
Obtained by suitable fermentation of carbohydrates;preparation from n-propanol + CO at 200 atm in the presense of Ni(CO)4 and NiI2.(Ref. 1012); lab preparation from ethylmalonic acid.
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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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[1012]
AUTHOR:Hasche,(1942),in U.S.pat.,2,294,984, to Kodak
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