Hexyl acetate

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Hexyl acetate[1]
Skeletal formula of hexyl acetate
Ball-and-stick model of the hexyl acetate molecule
IUPAC name
Hexyl acetate
Other names
n-Hexyl acetate; Capryl acetate; 1-Hexyl acetate
3D model (JSmol)
ECHA InfoCard 100.005.066
EC Number
  • 205-572-7
Molar mass 144.214 g·mol−1
Appearance Colorless liquid
Density 0.8673 g/cm3
Melting point −80 °C (−112 °F; 193 K)
Boiling point 155–156 °C (311–313 °F; 428–429 K)
0.4 g/L (20 °C)
Flash point 43 °C
Except where otherwise noted, 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 of the Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, accessed on 17 Aug 2010.
  2. ^ a b Stoye, D. "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." (PDF). Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 65 (1): 111–115. doi:10.1002/jsfa.2740650116.