Isobutyl Isobutyrate Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Isobutyl Isobutyrate Properties

Isobutyl Isobutyrate

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Isobutyl Isobutyrate is produced by the catalyzed esterification of isobutyric acid with isobutyl alcohol, using a continuous enclosed process. It is also produced as a co-product in the manufacture of Texanol® Ester Alcohol. Isobutyl isobutyrate occurs naturally in fruits and essential oils. It is an economical ester retarder solvent that is used in nitrocellulose lacquers, coatings for plastic substrates, and high solids coatings,flavorings and in the manufacture of insecticides.

Chemical Properties

Boiling Point 144.4 °C
Brand Name Eastman
CAS Number 97-85-8
Density 0.874 g/cm3
EINECS Number 202-612-5
IUPAC Name 2-methylpropyl 2-methylpropanoate
InChI 1S/C8H16O2/c1-6(2)5-10-8(9)7(3)4/h6-7H,5H2,1-4H3
Melting Point -81°C
Molar Mass 144.21 g/mol
Molecular Formula C8H16O2
RTECS Number NQ5250000
Refractive 1.398 n20/D
Solubility 520 mg/l
Synonyms Isobutyl 2-Methylpropanoate;IBIB