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n-Heptanoic acid


Description :
n-Heptanoic acid is a 100% linear chain saturated fatty acid, 100% of vegetal origin, processed from castor oil.

n-Heptanoic acid can be used in the form of:
- Esters in the fragrances and flavors industry, in cosmetics and for the industrial lubricants (aviation, refrigeration, automotive etc.)
- Salts (sodium heptanoate) for corrosion inhibition

This product meets the specifications of the food chemical Codex but is not intended for a use as a direct food ingredient. For industrial use only.

Product family :
Intermediate products > Chemical intermediates

Sectors/Markets :

Bio-based content
Castor oil

Environmental gain
This product has the following Green chemistry indicators:
- Real Experimental Atom Economy [percentage yield * (theoretical yield/mass of all reactants)*100] = 99%
- E-factor (mass of waste/mass of finished products) = 0.01

Geographical target markets, Manufacturing place, Place of supply in plant biomass, Standards - Labels, Physical data, Classification list (CAS-REACH)
Last update 15/05/2014
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