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Sodium valerate

Sodium valerate

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Off-white granular powder
•    Product ID : VA13
•    Purity : 99-100%
•    CAS : 6106-41-8
•    Molecular formula : C5H9NaO2
•    Molecular mass : 124.11g/mol
•    MP : ˃230°C
Sodium valerate (NaOOCCH2CH2CH2CH3) is a salt of valeric (n-pentanoic) acid. Valeric acid is a corrosive short chain (C5) fatty acid with unpleasant odor, which necessitates its conversion to salts for easier handling. Valeric acid can be produced from lignocellulosic biomass such as Valeriana officinalis roots.
Sodium valerate is a colorless powder which is slightly soluble in water and methanol. It is commonly used as a

  • preservative, 
  • feed additive, 
  • electrolyte, 
  • synthetic reagent, 
  • bacterial metabolite, etc.
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