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  • Propionic acid

Propionic acid

  • 中文名称:
    丙酸
  • CAS:
    79-09-4
  • UN Code:
    3463
  • EINECS:
    201-176-3
  • HS Code:
    2915501000
  • Purity:
    99.90%
  • Individual weight:
    180kg/metal pail,14.4mt/fcl
  • Packing Category:
    Drum

Synonyms

Propanoic acid, ethylformic acid, methylacetic acid

Description

Propionic acid is a colorless liquid with a sharp rancid odor. It is a short-chain saturated fatty acid comprising ethane attached to the carbon of a carboxy group.
Propionic acid is mainly used as a preservative and antifungal agent for food. It can also be used as an inhibitor of medium viscous substances for beer, a nitrocellulose solvent and a plasticizer. It can also be used for the preparation of nickel plating solutions, the preparation of food spices and medicines.

Physical&Chemical Properties

  • Molecular Formula:C3H6O2
  • Density:0.99g/cm³
  • Boiling Point:141.1°C
  • Solubility:Miscible with water, miscible with ethanol, ether, chloroform
  • Molecular Weight:74
  • Flash Point:54°C
  • Melting Point:-21.5°C

Uses

1. It is one of the ideal food preservatives which has a huge potential market.
2. herbicide : In the pesticide industry, propionic acid can be used to produce propionamide, which in turn produces some herbicide varieties. According to the development plan of the pesticide industry, herbicides are the key development species of my country's pesticide industry.
3. Flavoring Agents
4. Intermediates : In the pharmaceutical industry,  propionic acid has a weak inhibitory effect on the growth of fungi both inside and outside the body. It can be used for the treatment of dermatophytes, and is often formulated with zinc undecylenate for external use.

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