Pentyl butyrate

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Pentyl butyrate
Pentyl butyrate
IUPAC name
Pentyl butanoate
540-18-1 YesY
ChemSpider 10428 N
EC number 208-739-2
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MeSH C046390
PubChem 10890
Molar mass 158.24 g/mol
Density 0.86 g/cm3
Melting point −73.2 °C (−99.8 °F; 200.0 K)
Boiling point 186 °C (367 °F; 459 K)
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Pentyl butyrate, also known as pentyl butanoate or amyl butyrate, is an ester that is formed when pentanol is reacted with butyric acid,[1] usually in the presence of sulfuric acid as a catalyst. This ester has a smell reminiscent of pear or apricot. This chemical is used as an additive in cigarettes.