Ethyl pentanoate

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Ethyl pentanoate[1]
Ethyl valerate.svg
Identifiers
CAS number 539-82-2 YesY
ChemSpider 10420 YesY
ChEMBL CHEMBL47483 YesY
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Properties
Molecular formula C7H14O2
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 to 146 °C (293 to 295 °F; 418 to 419 K)
Hazards
NFPA 704
Flammability code 3: Liquids and solids that can be ignited under almost all ambient temperature conditions. Flash point between 23 and 38 °C (73 and 100 °F). E.g., gasoline) Health code 1: Exposure would cause irritation but only minor residual injury. E.g., turpentine Reactivity (yellow): no hazard code Special hazards (white): no codeNFPA 704 four-colored diamond
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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Merck Index, 12th Edition, 10042