n-HEXANOIC ACID

UN Number: 2829 - CAS Number: 142-62-1

Also known as: ACIDE n-HEXANOIQUE, BUTYLACETIC ACID, n-CAPROIC ACID, CAPRONIC ACID
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External resources

CAMEO Chemical Database
WISER Substance List

Description

UN number 2829
CAS number 142-62-1

Physical chemical data

Physical State (20°C) Liquid
Density (kg/m3)
927 [Kg/m³] at a temperature of 20°C
Molar mass (g/mol) 110.16
Density of gas (kg/m3) 5.16
Boiling Point (°C) 202/203
Melting Point (°C) -3
Flash Point (°C) 104

Behaviour at sea

Additional data

Colour colourless or slighty yellow
Odour goat-like
Standard behavior classification FD/FED

Transportation data

Package group III
State liquid
Temperature (°C) ambient
Family name organic acids

Reactivity data

Water No
Acid(s) Yes
Base(s) Yes
Metal(s) and alloys Yes
Oxidizing agents Yes
Organic substance Yes

GESAMP Hazard profile

Bioaccumulation in logPow (A1A) 2 - ≥2 and <3
Bioaccumulation (A1) 2 - Low potential to bioaccumulate
Biodegradation (A2) R - Readily biodegradable
Acute aquatic toxicity (B1) (LC/EC/IC50 (mg/l)) 2 - Slightly toxic
Acute mammalian toxicity by swallowing (C1) (LD50 (mg/kg)) 0 - Negligible
Acute mammalian toxicity by skin penetration (C2) (LD50 (mg/kg)) 0 - Negligible
Acute mammalian toxicity by inhalation (C3) (LC50 (mg/l)) 3 - Moderately high
Eye irritation/corrosivity (D2) 3 - Severely irritating, with irreversible corneal injury
Interference with coastal amenities (E2) FD - Floater/Dissolver
Effects on wildlife and bottom habitats (E3) 3 - Is highly acutely toxic; and/or is severely irritant or corrosive to skin or eyes; and/or is carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic; and/or is a floater or persistent floater with associated health effects

Human toxicity threshold

TEEL-1 (mg/m3) 15
TEEL-2 (mg/m3) 100
TEEL-3 (mg/m3) 500

Ecotoxicity

Incident reports

Incident reports

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Emergency Response Guidebook

Emergency Response Guidebook

Guide number: 153

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At sea emergency guide

At sea emergency guide

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Decision trees

Decision trees

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last modified 2020-12-14T09:02:34+00:00