Ethyl hexanoate

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Ethyl hexanoate
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Names
Preferred IUPAC name
Ethyl hexanoate
Other names
Ethyl caproate
Caproic acid ethyl ester
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
Properties
C8H16O2
Molar mass 144.21 g·mol−1
Appearance Colorless liquid[1]
Odor Fruity[1]
Density 0.87 g/cm3[1]
Melting point −67 °C (−89 °F; 206 K)[1]
Boiling point 168 °C (334 °F; 441 K)[1]
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Infobox references

Ethyl hexanoate is the ester resulting from the condensation of hexanoic acid and ethanol. It has a pleasant pineapple smell.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Record in the GESTIS Substance Database of the Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  2. ^ Zheng LY, Sun GM, Liu YG, Lv LL, Yang WX, Zhao WF, Wei CB (2012-06-14). "Aroma volatile compounds from two fresh pineapple varieties in China". International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 13 (6): 7383–92. doi:10.3390/ijms13067383. PMC 3397533. PMID 22837701.