Propionic Acid

CAS#: 79-09-4

Synonyms: Methylacetic acid; propanoic acid; ethylformic acid; ethanecarboxylic acid; pseudoacetic acid

Uses: Propionates, some of which are used as mold inhibitors in bread and fungicides in general; herbicides; preservative for grains and wood chips; emulsifying agents; solutions for electroplating nickel; perfume esters; artificial fruit flavors; pharmaceuticals; cellulose propionate plastics.

Hazard: Liquid causes skin and eye burns.