Propionate

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Propionate
Propionat-Ion.svg
Names
IUPAC name
Propionate
Other names
Propanoate, Propanoic acid, ion(1-)
Identifiers
72-03-7
ChemSpider 94556
Jmol-3D images Image
PubChem 104745
Properties
C3H5O2
Molar mass 73.07 g·mol−1
Appearance Colorless, oily liquid[dubious ]
Density 0.993 g/mL at 20°C[1][dubious ]
Melting point −21.5 °C (−6.7 °F; 251.7 K)[1][dubious ]
Boiling point 141.1 °C (286.0 °F; 414.2 K)[1][dubious ]
Hazards
Main hazards Flammable, Corrosive
Flash point 52 °C (126 °F; 325 K)[1][dubious ]
465 °C (869 °F; 738 K)[1][dubious ]
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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The propionate or propanoate ion is C2H5COO (the conjugate base of propionic acid).

A propionic or propanoic compound is a small salt or ester of propionic acid. In these compounds, propionate is often written in shorthand, as CH3CH2CO2 or simply EtCO2.

Propionates should not be confused with propenoates (commonly known as acrylates), the ions/salts/esters of propenoic acid (also known as 2-propenoic acid or acrylic acid).

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