Propionaldehyde appears as a clear colorless liquid with an overpowering fruity-like odor.Propanal is an aldehyde that consists of ethane bearing a formyl substituent. The parent of the class of propanals.It is an alpha-CH2-containing aldehyde and a member of propanals. It has a role as an Escherichia coli metabolite. Propionaldehyde is an important raw material for fine chemicals, which is used in the production of synthetic fibers, rubber accelerators and antioxidants, etc.
Solubility:Soluble in water, miscible in most organic solvents such as ethanol and ether
Molecular Weight:58.08 g/mol
1. Propionaldehyde is mainly used to produce intermediates such as n-propanol, propionic acid, trimethylolethane, propionaldoxime, and further production of alkyd resins, pesticides, herbicides, pesticides, and drugs.
2. As a chain terminator for ethylene polymerization
3. As antifreeze agents, lubricants, dehydrating agents, etc.
4. Propionaldehyde is used in the manufacture of plastics, in the synthesis of rubber chemicals, and as a disinfectant and preservative.