Ethyl Butyrate Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Ethyl Butyrate Properties

Ethyl Butyrate

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Ethyl butyrate-Molecule 3D Structure
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Ethyl butyrate is an ester. It is soluble in propylene glycol, paraffin oil, and kerosene.It is commonly used as artificial flavoring such as pineapple flavoring in alcoholic beverages (i.e. martinis, daiquiris etc), as a solvent in perfumery products, and as a plasticizer for cellulose. In addition, Ethyl butyrate is often also added to orange juice, as most associate its odor with that of fresh orange juice.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colorless liquid with fruity odor
Boiling Point 121 °C
CAS Number 105-54-4
ChEBI 167459
Chemical Composition Etanol;Calcium chloride;(3R,4S)-1-Benzoyl-3-(1-methoxy-1-methylethoxy)-4-phenyl-2-azetidinone;
Olive oil
Density 0.879 g/cm3
HS Code 2915.60
IUPAC Name Ethyl butanoate
Melting Point -93 °C
Molar Mass 116.16 g/mol
Molecular Formula C6H12O2
NFPA 704 H-1,F-2,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number ET1660000
Refractive n20/D 1.392
Solubility Slightly soluble
Synonyms Ethyl n-butanoate; Ethyl n-butyrate; Butanoic acid ethyl ester; Butyric acid ethyl ester; Butyric ether; UN 1180 uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X