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Levulinic Acid Cas 123-76-2

Chemical Name: Levulinic acid

CAS No.: 123-76-2

Molecular Formula: C5H8O3

Molecular Weight: 116.12


Levulinic acid Details

Chemical Name: Levulinic acid

Synonyms: Laevulinic acid; 4-Oxopentanoic acid; 4-Oxovaleric acid; gamma-Ketovaleric acid; Levulic acid; 4-Oxo-pentanoic acid

CAS No.: 123-76-2

Molecular Formula: C5H8O3

Molecular Weight: 116.12

Molecular Structure:

Appearance: Clear yellow Liquid

Levulinic acid Typical Properties

Melting point 30-33 °C (lit.)
Boiling point 245-246 °C (lit.)
Density 1.134 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
Flash point 280 °F
Storage Store below +30°C.
Appearance Liquid After Melting
Colour Clear yellow
Vapor Pressure 1 mm Hg ( 102 °C)

Levulinic acid Usage

Levulinic acid can react as either a carboxylic acid or a ketone. Through esterification, halogenation, hydrogenation, oxidative dehydrogenation, condensation, etc., it can produce various products, including resins, medicines, fragrances, solvents, coatings and inks, Rubber and plastic additives, lubricant additives, surfactants, etc.
Bisphenolic acid produced from levulinic acid can be used to produce water-soluble resin, which is used in the paper industry to produce filter paper. Levulinic acid is also an intermediate for pesticides and dyes.

Packaging and Shipping

Packing: 250KG/drum


Store below +30°C.

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