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Butyl propionate

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Butyl propionate Basic information

Product Name:
Butyl propionate
CAS:
590-01-2
MF:
C7H14O2
MW:
130.18
EINECS:
209-669-5
Mol File:
590-01-2.mol
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Butyl propionate Chemical Properties

Melting point:
-75 °C
Boiling point:
145 °C756 mm Hg(lit.)
Density 
0.875 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
vapor density 
4.5 (vs air)
refractive index 
n20/D 1.401(lit.)
FEMA 
2211 | BUTYL PROPIONATE
Flash point:
101 °F
storage temp. 
Flammables area
solubility 
1.5g/l
form 
Liquid
color 
Clear colorless
Odor Threshold
0.036ppm
Water Solubility 
0.2 g/100 mL (20 ºC)
Merck 
14,1587
JECFA Number
143
CAS DataBase Reference
590-01-2(CAS DataBase Reference)
NIST Chemistry Reference
Propanoic acid, butyl ester(590-01-2)
EPA Substance Registry System
Butyl propionate (590-01-2)
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Safety Information

Hazard Codes 
Xi
Risk Statements 
10-36/37/38-41-38
Safety Statements 
16-26-36/37/39-39-24/25
RIDADR 
UN 1914 3/PG 3
WGK Germany 
1
RTECS 
UE8245000
Autoignition Temperature
799 °F
TSCA 
Yes
HazardClass 
3
PackingGroup 
III
HS Code 
29155090

MSDS

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Butyl propionate Usage And Synthesis

Chemical Properties

CLEAR COLOURLESS LIQUID

Chemical Properties

Butyl propionate is a flammable, colorless to straw-yellow liquid with an apple-like odor.

Chemical Properties

Butyl propionate has a characteristic earthy, faintly sweet odor and apricot-like taste.

Occurrence

Reported found in fresh apple, apple juice, melon, strawberry, Gruyere de Comte cheese and plum.

Uses

Solvent for nitrocellulose, retarder in lacquer thinner, ingredient of perfumes, flavors.

Preparation

By esterification of propionic acid with n-butyl alcohol in the presence of concentrated H2SO4 or p-toluene sulfonic acid.

Aroma threshold values

Detection: 25 to 440 ppb

General Description

A water-white liquid with an apple-like odor. Less dense than water. Flash point 90°F. May irritate skin and eyes. Used to make perfumes and flavorings.

Air & Water Reactions

Highly flammable. Very slightly soluble in water.

Reactivity Profile

BUTYL PROPIONATE is an ester. Esters react with acids to liberate heat along with alcohols and acids. Strong oxidizing acids may cause a vigorous reaction that is sufficiently exothermic to ignite the reaction products. Heat is also generated by the interaction of esters with caustic solutions. Flammable hydrogen is generated by mixing esters with alkali metals and hydrides.

Hazard

Skin and eye irritant. Flammable, moderate fire risk.

Health Hazard

Contact will cause eye and skin irritation. Vapor exposure may cause eye and respiratory tract irritation.

Fire Hazard

Special Hazards of Combustion Products: Irritating and toxic gases, such as carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, may be produced in fire.

Safety Profile

Mildly toxic by ingestion. A skin irritant. Dangerously flammable when exposed to heat or flame. To fight fire, use foam, CO2, dry chemical. Incompatible with oxidizing materials. See also ESTERS, n-BUTYL ALCOHOL, and PROPIONIC ACID.

Potential Exposure

It is used as a solvent or lacquer thinner; and in perfumes and flavoring

Shipping

UN1914 Butyl propionates, Hazard Class: 3; Labels: 3—Flammable liquid

Incompatibilities

Vapor may form explosive mixture with air. Incompatible with oxidizers (chlorates, nitrates, peroxides, permanganates, perchlorates, chlorine, bromine, fluorine, etc.); contact may cause fires or explosions. Keep away from alkaline materials, strong bases, strong acids, oxoacids, epoxides. May accumulate static electrical charges and cause ignition of its vapors.

Waste Disposal

Dissolve or mix the material with a combustible solvent and burn in a chemical incinerator equipped with an afterburner and scrubber. All federal, state, and local environmental regulations must be observed.

Butyl propionate Preparation Products And Raw materials

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