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Methyl pentanoate, or commonly methyl valerate, is an ester with a fruity fragrance. It is marketed under the trade name Validol as a sedative. It is also used in the manufacture of plastics and as an insecticide.
Additional recommended knowledge
Methyl pentanoate is commonly used in fragrances, beauty care, soap, laundry detergents in levels of 0.1 - 1%. In very pure forms (greater than 99.5%) it is also used as a softener in plastics.
Validol has a moderate vascular dilatative action and sedative properties and is commonly used as a medication in Eastern Europe. Under the trade name Validol, it is used for as a treatment against nausea, mild heart disorders (cardalgia), motion sickness (including seasickness), nervousness and heartaches.
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