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Phenoxyacetic acid

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Phenoxyacetic acid Chemical Properties
  • Melting point:98-100 °C (lit.)
  • Boiling point:285 °C
  • Density 1.2143 (rough estimate)
  • refractive index 1.4447 (estimate)
  • FEMA 2872 | PHENOXYACETIC ACID
  • Flash point:165 °C
  • storage temp. Store below +30°C.
  • solubility ethanol: soluble10%, clear, colorless
  • form Granular Powder, Granules, or Prills
  • pka3.17(at 25℃)
  • color White
  • Water Solubility 0.1-0.5 g/100 mL at 17 ºC
  • Merck 14,7254
  • JECFA Number1026
  • BRN 907949
  • Stability:Stable. Substances to be avoided include strong bases, strong oxidizing agents. Combustible.
  • InChIKeyLCPDWSOZIOUXRV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
  • CAS DataBase Reference122-59-8(CAS DataBase Reference)
  • NIST Chemistry ReferenceAcetic acid, phenoxy-(122-59-8)
  • EPA Substance Registry SystemPhenoxyacetic acid (122-59-8)
Safety Information
  • Hazard Codes Xn
  • Risk Statements 22-36/37/38
  • Safety Statements 26-36-37/39
  • RIDADR UN 3345 6.1/ PGIII
  • WGK Germany 3
  • RTECS AJ2230000
  • TSCA Yes
  • HazardClass 6.1
  • PackingGroup III
  • HS Code 29189090
  • ToxicityLD50 orally in Rabbit: 1500 mg/kg LD50 dermal Rabbit > 5000 mg/kg
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Phenoxyacetic acid Usage And Synthesis
  • Chemical Propertiesoff-white powder
  • Chemical PropertiesPhenoxyacetic acid has a sour, sweet odor and a honey-like taste.
  • OccurrenceReported found in cocoa beans
  • UsesFungicide; keratin exfoliative (to relieve and to soften calluses, corns, and other hard skin surfaces; applied as plasters, pads or in liquids).
  • PreparationBy reacting phenol and monochloroacetic acid.
  • DefinitionChEBI: A monocarboxylic acid that is the O-phenyl derivative of glycolic acid. A metabolite of 2-phenoxyethanol, it is used in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, pesticides, fungicides and dyes.
  • Synthesis Reference(s)Synthetic Communications, 16, p. 479, 1986 DOI: 10.1080/00397918608057726
  • General DescriptionLight tan powder or white solid.
  • Air & Water ReactionsSlightly soluble in water.
  • Reactivity ProfilePhenoxyacetic acid reacts exothermically with all bases, both organic (for example, the amines) and inorganic.
  • Health HazardACUTE/CHRONIC HAZARDS: Phenoxyacetic acid is a mild skin irritant.
  • Fire HazardFlash point data for Phenoxyacetic acid are not available; however Phenoxyacetic acid is probably combustible.
  • Purification MethodsCrystallise the acid from water or aqueous EtOH. [Beilstein 6 IV 634.]
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