Ethyl hexanoate

Ethyl hexanoate is the ester resulting from the condensation of hexanoic acid and ethanol. It has a pleasant pineapple smell.[2]

Ethyl hexanoate
Preferred IUPAC name
Ethyl hexanoate
Other names
Ethyl caproate
Caproic acid ethyl ester
3D model (JSmol)
ECHA InfoCard 100.004.220
Molar mass 144.214 g·mol−1
Appearance Colorless liquid[1]
Odor Fruity[1]
Density 0.87 g/cm3[1]
Melting point −67 °C (−89 °F; 206 K)[1]
Boiling point 168 °C (334 °F; 441 K)[1]
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Infobox references


  1. Record in the GESTIS Substance Database of the Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  2. Zheng LY, Sun GM, Liu YG, Lv LL, Yang WX, Zhao WF, Wei CB (2012-06-14). "Aroma volatile compounds from two fresh pineapple varieties in China". International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 13 (6): 7383–92. doi:10.3390/ijms13067383. PMC 3397533. PMID 22837701.
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