Heptanoic Acid is a fatty acid and is widely distributed in nature as a component of animal and vegetable fats.
Heptanoic Acid is an organic compound composed of seven-carbon chain terminating in a carboxylic acid. It is an oily liquid with an unpleasant, rancid odor. It contributes to the odor of some rancid oils.
|Synonyms||Enanthic Acid, Hepthylic Acid , Oenanthic acid|
|Purity||98% Min. by GC|
|Acid Value||420 – 430|
|Saponification Value||420 – 430|
|Water Content%||0.5% Max|
|Appearance & Color||Colorless to Pale Yellow to Liquid|
|Packaging||200 KGS Net HMHDPE Drum|
- n-Heptanoic acid is used primarily:
- In the form of esters: industrial lubricants (aviation, refrigeration, etc.),
- Plasticizers for laminated glass, tracer for butter etc.
- In the form of salts: for aqueous anticorrosion.
- As raw material for perfume, medicine and lubricating grease.
- As chemical intermediate in the synthesis of emollient agents:
- In personal care: propylene glycol diheptanoate & stearyl heptanoate
- In pharmaceutical gel: neopentylglycol diheptanoate.
- Thanks to its good anti-corrosion properties and its unique performance level at high and low temperatures, the n-heptanoic acid and its ester is mainly used in refrigeration lubricants, aviation, automobile…
- Its ester derivatives are used in the fragrance and flavor industries as well as cosmetics
- It is used to prepare sodium heptanoate, which is used as a corrosion inhibitor.