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Fatty acid


DATA No : DFA0275 INFORMANT : Tetsuyuki Kobayashi

NAME : 4-Hydroxypentanoic acid

COMMON NAME: 4-Hydroxyvaleric acid
SYMBOL:
FORMULA: C5H10O3 MOL.WT (average) : 118.131


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BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY

PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
MELTING POINT:Unstable

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SOLUBILITY:soluble in ethanol, ether and water.(Ref. 0324)
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CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS
Synthetic, by reduction of levulinic acid (see entry 396) with NaHg or catalytic hydrogenation (exists only in solution).
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REFERENCES
[0324]
AUTHOR:Levene, P. A., and Haller, H. L.
TITLE:
JOURNAL:J. Amer. Chem. Soc.
VOL:55 PAGE : 807 - (1933)
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