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Smell Database

Chemical Name: Hexanoic acid
Common Name: Caproic acid
Formula: C6H12O2
Where Found:
Milk fats, coconut and palm oil
Smells Like:
Sharp, sour, rancid odor. Goat-like odor
Smell Category:
Fatty - cheese

Melting Point: -4oC
Boiling Point: 202oC
Vapor Pressure:
Color: colorless
State: liquid
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Modification date: Wed Oct 25 18:20:24 1995