This chemical is an organic compound with a formula of (CH2)5CO and it is a colorless oil that has an odor that is somewhat similar to peardrop sweets and an acetone type of smell. If you leave the sample out over a long period of time, it will begin to assume a yellow color thanks to the oxidation. It is slightly soluble in water and miscible with some common organic solves. In terms of the production, there are billions of kilograms produced on an annual basis and many as used as a precursor to nylon. When it comes to the safety of this chemical, it is not carcinogenic and it is only moderately toxic, which means it is classified as an irritant. Additionally, a recent study of the body suggests that this chemical can lead to decreased heart function, loss of taste, swelling and other negative side effects.