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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman™ Propionic Acid

  • Adhesives
  • Adjuvants
  • Agriculture intermediates
  • Fertilizer
  • Food and beverage intermediates
  • Food flavors & food fragrances
  • Fungicides int
  • Herbicides - intermediate for other
  • Insecticides int
  • Other-food chemicals
  • Pharmaceutical chemicals
  • Process solvents
  • Soil fumigants int

Product Description
Propionic Acid is a general sales grade and may be used to produce numerous esters, salts, and other derivatives for use in the plastics, coatings, agricultural chemicals, food, flavor, and perfume industries.

Typical Properties

PropertyTypical Value, Units
Molecular Weight74.08
Empirical FormulaC3H6O2
     Pt-Co10 ppm
Refractive Index1.385 n(25°C/D)
     @ 25°C1.16 cP
Vapor Pressure 
     @ 25°C2.7 mm Hg
Heat of Decomposition367 k·cal/g
Specific Gravity 
     @ 20°C/20°C0.99
Freezing Point-21 °C (-6 °F)
Boiling Point141 °C (286 °F)
Flash Point 
     Tag Closed Cup52 °C (126 °F)
Fire Point58 °C (136 °F)
Autoignition Temperature466 °C (871 °F)
     in Water, @ 25°CMiscible
     Water In, @ 25°CMiscible
Assay99 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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