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Methyl propionate

Chemical Properties

Melting point -88 °C (lit.)
Boiling point 79 °C (lit.)
Density  0.915 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
vapor density  3 (vs air)
vapor pressure  40 mm Hg ( 11 °C)
refractive index  n20/D 1.376(lit.)
FEMA  2742 | METHYL PROPIONATE
Flash point 43 °F
storage temp.  Store below +30°C.
solubility  H2O: soluble16 parts
form  Liquid
color  Clear colorless
explosive limit 2.5-13%(V)
Water Solubility  5 g/100 mL at 20 ºC
Merck  14,6112
JECFA Number 141
BRN  1737628
Stability Stable. Highly flammable. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, acids, bases. Readily forms explosive mixtures with air. Moisture sensitive.
LogP 0.8 at 26.6℃
CAS DataBase Reference 554-12-1(CAS DataBase Reference)
NIST Chemistry Reference Propanoic acid, methyl ester(554-12-1)
EPA Substance Registry System Methyl propionate (554-12-1)

Safety Information

Hazard Codes  F,Xn
Risk Statements  11-20-2017/11/20
Safety Statements  16-24-29-33
RIDADR  UN 1248 3/PG 2
WGK Germany  1
RTECS  UF5970000
Autoignition Temperature 876 °F
TSCA  Yes
HS Code  2915 50 00
HazardClass  3
PackingGroup  II
Hazardous Substances Data 554-12-1(Hazardous Substances Data)
Toxicity LD50 orally in Rabbit: 5000 mg/kg

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