Hexyl acetate

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Hexyl acetate[1]
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CAS number 142-92-7 YesY
PubChem 8908
ChemSpider 8568 YesY
EC number 205-572-7
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Molecular formula C8H16O2
Molar mass 144.21 g mol−1
Appearance Colorless liquid
Density 0.8673 g/cm3
Melting point −80 °C (−112 °F; 193 K)
Boiling point 171.5 °C (340.7 °F; 444.6 K)
Solubility in water 0.4 g/L (20 °C)
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Hexyl acetate is an ester with the molecular formula C8H16O2. It is mainly used as a solvent for resins, polymers, fats and oils. It is also used as a paint additive to improve its dispersion on a surface.[2]

Hexyl acetate is also used as a flavoring because of its fruity odor, and it is naturally present in many fruits (such as apples and plums) as well as alcoholic beverages.[2][3]


  1. ^ Record of Hexyl acetate in the GESTIS Substance Database from the IFA, accessed on 17 Aug 2010
  2. ^ a b Stoye, D. (2005), "Solvents", Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry, Weinheim: Wiley-VCH, doi:10.1002/14356007.a24_437 
  3. ^ Gomez, E.; Ledbetter, C. (1994). "Comparative Study of the Aromatic Profiles of Two Different Plum Species: Prunus salicina Lindl and Prunus simonii L.". Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 65 (1): 111–115. doi:10.1002/jsfa.2740650116.