I-BAL (Iso-Butyraldehyde) Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

I-BAL (Iso-Butyraldehyde) Properties

I-BAL (Iso-Butyraldehyde)

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Isobutyraldehyde is the chemical compound with the formula (CH3)2CHCHO. It is an aldehyde, isomeric with n-butyraldehyde (butanal). Isobutyraldehyde is manufactured, often as a side-product, by the hydroformylation of propene. Its odour is described as that of wet cereal or straw.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colourless Liquid
Boiling Point 63 °C
CAS Number 78-84-2
Density 0.79 g/cm3
EINECS Number 201-149-6
IUPAC Name 2-Methylpropanal
Melting Point -65 °C
Molar Mass 72.11 g/mol
Molecular Formula C4H8O
RTECS Number NQ4025000.
Refractive 1.374 n/D
Related Compounds Butyraldehyde;Propionaldehyde
Solubility Moderately soluble in water
Synonyms 2-Formylpropane;2-Methyl-1-Propanal;2-Methylpropanal;2-Methylpropionaldehyde;2-Propanecarboxaldehyde;Dimethylacetaldehyde;Isobutanal;Isobutiraldehido;Isobutylaldehyde;Isobutyral;Isobutyraldehyde;Isobutyraldehyde;Iso-Butyraldehyde;Isobutyric Aldehyde;Isobutyrylaldehyde;Isopropylcarboxaldehyde;Isopropylformaldehyde;NSC 6739;Propanal, 2-methyl-;UN 2045;UN 2045;Methylpropionaldehyde
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