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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman™ Propionic Anhydride

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Product Description
Eastman™ Propionic Anhydride is a colorless liquid having a pungent odor and high boiling point. It is soluble in alcohol, ether, chloroform, and alkalies, but decomposes in water.

Typical Properties

PropertyTypical Value, Units
Molecular Weight130.16
Empirical FormulaC6H10O3
     @ 20°C1.01 kg/L (8.44 lb/gal)
Boiling Point167 °C (333 °F)
Freezing Point-45 °C (-49 °F)
Vapor Pressure 
     @ 20°C1 mm Hg
Refractive Index1.4022 n(25°C/D)
     @ 25°C1.16 cP
Coefficient of Expansion 
     @ 20°C0.001125
     in Water, @ 25°CDecomposes
     Water In, @ 25°CDecomposes
Flash Point 
     Tag Closed Cup63 °C (145 °F)
     Tag Open Cup59 °C (138 °F)
Fire Point66 °C (151 °F)
Autoignition Temperature285 °C (545 °F)
Flammability Limits 
     Lower66.2 mg/L
     Upper466 mg/L
Specific Gravity 
     @ 20°C/20°C1.01
Assay98.5 wt %

Properties reported here are typical of average lots. Eastman makes no representation that the material in any particular shipment will conform exactly to the values given.

Eastman and its marketing affiliates shall not be responsible for the use of this information, or of any product, method, or apparatus mentioned, and you must make your own determination of its suitability and completeness for your own use, for the protection of the environment, and for the health and safety of your employees and purchasers of your products. No warranty is made of the merchantability of fitness of any product, and nothing herein waives any of the Seller's conditions of sale.

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