1,6 HEXANEDIOL ( 629-11-8)

Product Overview

1,6-Hexanediol is a chemical compound found in the form of white waxy flakes. It serves a crucial role in polymer synthesis, contributing to the production of polyester, polyurethane, and nylon. Additionally, it acts as an intermediate in various applications, including adhesives, acrylics, dyestuffs, and pharmaceuticals. Its involvement in gasoline refining further highlights its versatility. Produced through catalytic hydrogenation, employing different catalysts for dicarboxylic acids and esters, its purification involves fractional crystallization. Caution is advised as it is toxic when ingested, and proper storage is recommended at room temperature. Transportation methods include barrels and stainless steel containers.

Characteristic Data

Property Value
Molar Mass 118.1742 g/mol
Formula C6H14O2
Boiling Point 249 °C
Solubility Soluble in ethanol and acetone, slightly soluble in diethyl ether, insoluble in benzene.
Melting point 38-42 °C
Vapor pressure 0.53 mm Hg ( 20 °C)
Flash point 215 °F
Storage temp Store below +30°C
Solubility H2O: 0.1 g/mL, clear, colorless
Form Waxy Flakes
Color White
PH 7.6 (900g/l, H2O, 20℃)
Water Solubility 500 g/L
Chem Spider ID 13839416


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1,6-Hexanediol is an organic compound with the chemical formula (CH₂CH₂CH₂OH)₂. It is classified as a diol due to the presence of two hydroxyl (-OH) groups on a hexane backbone.

1,6-Hexanediol is a colorless solid at room temperature. It exhibits water solubility, making it readily dissolve in aqueous solutions.

1,6-Hexanediol is utilized in various industrial applications, including as a monomer in the production of polymers, resins, and polyurethanes. Its versatility makes it valuable in the synthesis of a range of chemical products.

1,6-Hexanediol serves as a monomer in the polymerization process, contributing to the formation of polymeric materials. Its inclusion in polymers enhances their properties, such as flexibility and durability.

The water solubility, colorlessness, and bifunctional nature of 1,6-hexanediol, with two hydroxyl groups, make it a versatile building block in the synthesis of various chemical compounds. Its use in polymers and resins highlights its significance in material science.

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