Levulinic Acid Pharmaceutical Raw Materials Medicine Cas 123-76-2
Product Name: Levulinic acid
Synonyms: 4-Oxopentanoic acid; Levulinic acid,(4-Ketopentanoic
acid; 4-Oxopentanoic acid); 4-oxovaleric acid; laevulic acid;
Levulic Acid; 4-Ketopentanoic acid; calcium bis(4-oxopentanoate);
2-methyl-3-oxobutanoic acid; sodium 4-oxopentanoate;
CAS RN.: 123-76-2
Molecular Weight: 115.1078
Molecular Formula: C5H7O3
Melting Point(℃): 33-35℃
Boiling Point(℃): 242.9°C at 760 mmHg
Flash Point(℃): 115°C
Levulinic acid, or 4-oxopentanoic acid, is an organic compound with
the formula CH3C(O)CH2CH2CO2H. It is classified as a keto acid.
This white crystalline solid is soluble in water and polar organic
solvents. It is derived from degradation of cellulose and is a
potential precursor to biofuels.
Appearance & Physical State: clear yellowish liquid after
Melting Point: 33-35ºC
Boiling Point: 245-246ºC
Flash Point: 137ºC
Refractive Index: 1.4396-1.4426
Stability: Stable at room temperature in closed containers under
normal storage and handling conditions. May decompose when exposed
Storage Condition: Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a
cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
Store protected from light.
Vapor Pressure: 1 mm Hg ( 102 °C)
It can be used as the raw materials of medicine, spices and paint,
and used as solvent.
This product has wide applications. Levulinic acid can be used as
both a carboxylic acid and can also be used as a ketone for
reaction for making various kinds of products through
esterification, halogenation, hydrogenation, oxidation
dehydrogenation, condensation, etc., including resins,
pharmaceuticals, spices, solvents, rubber and plastic additives,
lubricants additives, surfactants and so on. In the pharmaceutical
industry, its calcium salt (calcium fructose) can be used for
intravenous injection. As a nutritional medicine, it helps to boost
the formation of bone and maintain the normal excitability of
nerves and muscles. It can also used for the production of
indomethacin and plant hormones. Levulinic acid manufactured
bisphenol acid can be made of water-soluble resin, used in the
paper industry to produce filter paper. Levulinic acid is also an
intermediate of pesticides and dyes.
Used for biochemical reagents, but also for organic synthesis
It can be used as an important chemical raw material or solvents.
It can be used for the manufacturing of medicine (intravenous
injection, indomethacin, etc.), resin (bisphenol acid water-soluble
resin), spices (spices or tobacco spices), paint, paint,
pesticides, and surfactants.
It can be used for biochemical research; manufacturing of esters
and drugs. It is also the inhibitor of chlorophyll synthesis.