Pentyl butyrate

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Pentyl butyrate
Pentyl butyrate
CAS number 540-18-1 YesY
PubChem 10890
ChemSpider 10428 N
EC number 208-739-2
MeSH C046390
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Molecular formula C9H18O2
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 are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
 N (verify) (what is: YesY/N?)
Infobox references

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.