Methyl pentanoate

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Methyl pentanoate[1]
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CAS number 624-24-8 YesY
PubChem 12206
ChemSpider 11706 YesY
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Molecular formula C6H12O2
Molar mass 116.16 g mol−1
Density 0.89 g/cm3
Melting point <25 °C
Boiling point 126 °C (259 °F; 399 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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Methyl pentanoate, commonly known as methyl valerate, is the methyl ester of pentanoic acid (valeric acid) with a fruity odor.

Methyl pentanoate is commonly used in fragrances, beauty care, soap, laundry detergents at levels of 0.1 - 1%.

In a very pure form (greater than 99.5%) it is used as a plasticizer in the manufacture of plastics.

It is also used as an insecticide.[citation needed]

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