Pentyl butyrate

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Pentyl butyrate
Pentyl butyrate
Preferred IUPAC name
Pentyl butanoate
Other names
Pentyl butyrate
3D model (JSmol)
ECHA InfoCard 100.007.946
EC Number 208-739-2
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 otherwise noted, data are 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.