Isobutyl formate

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Isobutyl formate[1]
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Identifiers
CAS number 542-55-2 YesY
PubChem 10957
ChemSpider 10492 YesY
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Properties
Molecular formula C5H10O2
Molar mass 102.13 g mol−1
Density 0.885 g/mL
Melting point −96 °C (−141 °F; 177 K)
Boiling point 98.4 °C (209.1 °F; 371.5 K)
Hazards
R-phrases R11 R34
S-phrases S16 S26 S33 S36/37/39 S45
Flash point 10 °C (50 °F; 283 K)
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

Isobutyl formate (2-methylpropyl methanoate) is an organic ester with the chemical formula C5H10O2. It is formed by diluting isobutanol with formic acid; sulfuric acid can serve as a catalyst. It is used as a flavor and fragrance ingredient because of its odor which is sweet, ethereal, and slightly fruity.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Isobutyl formate at Sigma-Aldrich
  2. ^ Isobutyl formate, The Good Scents Company
  3. ^ Mosciano, Gerard (1989). Perfumer & Flavorist 14 (6): 47.