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Fatty acid


DATA No : DFA0006 INFORMANT : Tetsuyuki Kobayashi

NAME : Hexanoic acid

COMMON NAME: Caproic acid
SYMBOL: Hxo/C6:0
FORMULA: C6H12O2 MOL.WT (average) : 116.158


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BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY

PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
MELTING POINT:-3.4degC

BOILING POINT:205.8degC

REFRACTIVE INDEX:1.41635 at 20degC

OPTICAL ROTATION:

DENSITY:d4-20 0.929

SOLUBILITY:slightly soluble in water (1.082g/100g); readily soluble in ethanol,ether.(Ref. 0347)(Ref. 0408)(Ref. 0449)
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SOURCE
Butterfat;palm oils
CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS
Manufactured by catalytic reduction of corresponding b-lactone.
METABOLISM

GENETIC INFORMATION

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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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[0408]
AUTHOR:Ralston, A. W. 1948. Fatty Acids and Their Derivatives. J. Wiley, New York.
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[0449]
AUTHOR:Simon, L. G.
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JOURNAL:Bull. Soc. Chim. Belg.
VOL:38 PAGE : 27 - (1929)
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