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Hexyl acetate

Hexyl acetate[1]
CAS number 142-92-7 YesY
PubChem 8908
ChemSpider 8568 YesY
EC number 205-572-7
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Molecular formula C8H16O2
Molar mass 144.21 g mol−1
Appearance Colorless liquid
Density 0.8673 g/cm3
Melting point

-80 °C, 193 K, -112 °F

Boiling point

171.5 °C, 445 K, 341 °F

Solubility in water 0.4 g/L (20 °C)
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 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 and alcoholic beverages.[2]


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