|Jmol-3D images||Image 1|
|Molar mass||130.18 g/mol|
|Density||0.877 g/cm3 at 20 °C|
|Melting point||−91 °C (−132 °F; 182 K)|
|Boiling point||145–146 °C|
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)|
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Ethyl pentanoate, also commonly known as ethyl valerate, is an organic compound used in flavors. It is an ester with the molecular formula C7H14O2. This colorless liquid is poorly soluble in water but miscible with organic solvents.
As is the case with most volatile esters, it has a pleasant aroma and taste. It is used as a food additive to impart a fruity flavor, particularly of apple.
- Merck Index, 12th Edition, 10042