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Ethyl pentanoate



Ethyl pentanoate
Other names Ethyl valerate
Identifiers
CAS number 539-82-2
SMILES CCCCC(=O)OCC
Properties
Molecular formula C7H14O2
Molar mass 130.18 g/mol
Density 0.877 g/cm3 at 20 °C
Melting point

-91 °C

Boiling point

145-146 °C

Hazards
NFPA 704
3
1
0
 
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Ethyl pentanoate, also commonly known as ethyl valerate, is an organic compound used in flavors. It is an ester with the molecular formula C7H14O2. It is a clear, colorless liquid that is insoluble in water, but miscible with ethanol and diethyl ether.

Additional recommended knowledge

As is the case with most volatile esters, it has a pleasant aroma and taste. It is used as a food additive to impart a fruity flavor, particularly of apple.

References

  • Merck Index, 12th Edition, 10042.

References

     
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