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Calcium levulinate dihydrate

Calcium levulinate dihydrate

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Calcium levulinate dihydrate is a water-soluble, non-toxic, bio-based levulinate (C5) salt of calcium. Calcium levulinate can be used alone, or with calcium lactate, calcium chloride, and other calcium compounds. Furthermore, calcium levulinate has been considered as a useful chemical intermediate in the production of levulinate biofuels. Due to non-toxicity and high water solubility, calcium levulinate replaces mainstream calcium salts such as Ca(NO3)2, CaH2, Ca(OH)2, CaSO4·2H2O, CaCrO4, CaTiO3, etc. In other applications, the low freezing points of calcium levulinate solutions makes it an effective replacement for corrosive traditional deicers and automobile coolants such as rock salt or hot salt hence offering the benefits of reduced environmental toxicity.

  • Tech Specs

    • Appearance: colorless to yellowish granular powder
    • Odor: caramellic
    • Formula: C10H18CaO8
    • CAS: 5743-49-7
    • MW: 306.32 g/mol
    • MP: 120-128°C
    • Ph: 7.0-8.5 (10wt% aqueous solution)
    • Solubility: Freely soluble in water, very slightly soluble in ethanol
    • LD50 (oral, rat) ≥ 6000mg/kg
  • Synonyms

    • Pentanoic acid, 4-oxo-, calcium (2:1) dihydrate
    • calcium 4-oxopentanoate dihydrate
    • 4-oxopentanoic acid calcium salt
    • levulinic acid calcium salt
    • ketovaleric acid calcium salt,
    • levulinic acid calcium salt dihydrate
    • calcium bis(4-oxovalerate)
  • Tags

    • levulinic acid salt
    • calcium salt
    • ketopentanoate
    • deicer
    • levulinate
    • coolant
    • phosphate binder
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