W242705 Aldrich

Ethyl butyrate

≥98%, FCC, FG

Synonym: Butyric acid ethyl ester



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biological source   synthetic
grade   FG
reg. compliance   FCC
  FDA 21 CFR (182.60)
  EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 178/2002
vapor density   4 (vs air)
vapor pressure   15.5 mmHg ( 25 °C)
assay   ≥98%
autoignition temp.   865 °F
refractive index   n20/D 1.392(lit.)
bp   120 °C(lit.)
mp   −93 °C(lit.)
density   0.875 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
Organoleptic   banana; ethereal; pineapple
food allergen   no known allergens



1 drum in poly drum

1 kg in aluminum bottle

20 kg in composite drum

4 kg in steel drum

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UN 1180 3 / PGIII
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Flash Point(F) 
78.8 °F
Flash Point(C) 
26 °C
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Odor- and state-dependent olfactory tubercle local field potential dynamics in awake rats. Carlson KS, Dillione MR, Wesson DW, et al. J. Neurophysiol. 111(10), 2109-23, (2014)


Mosquito odorant receptor for DEET and methyl jasmonate. Xu P, Choo YM, De La Rosa A, et al. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 111(46), 16592-7, (2014)


Analysis of volatile organic compounds liberated and metabolised by human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) in vitro. Mochalski P, Theurl M, Sponring A, et al. Cell Biochem. Biophys. 71(1), 323-9, (2015)


Combined effects of nutrients and temperature on the production of fermentative aromas by Saccharomyces cerevisiae during wine fermentation. Rollero S, Bloem A, Camarasa C, et al. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 99(5), 2291-304, (2015)


Ionic liquid-reconstituted cellulose composites as solid support matrices for biocatalyst immobilization. Turner MB, Spear SK, Holbrey JD, et al. Biomacromolecules 6(5), 2497-502, (2005)


Improvement of interfacial contacts for new small-molecule bulk-heterojunction organic photovoltaics. Garcia A, Welch GC, Ratcliff EL, et al. Adv. Mater. 24(39), 5368-73, (2012)


A circuit supporting concentration-invariant odor perception in Drosophila. Asahina K, Louis M, Piccinotti S, et al. J. Biol. 8(1), 9, (2009)


The growth of Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) and Lasioderma serricorne (Fabricius) on feed media dosed with flavour volatiles found in dry cocoa beans. Jonfia-Essien WA, Alderson PG, Tucker G, et al. Pak. J. Biol. Sci. 10(8), 1301-4, (2007)


Drosophila odorant receptors are both ligand-gated and cyclic-nucleotide-activated cation channels. Wicher D, Schäfer R, Bauernfeind R, et al. Nature 452(7190), 1007-11, (2008)


Select Drosophila glomeruli mediate innate olfactory attraction and aversion. Semmelhack JL and Wang JW Nature 459(7244), 218-23, (2009)


Functional analysis of a Drosophila melanogaster olfactory receptor expressed in Sf9 cells. Kiely A, Authier A, Kralicek AV, et al. J. Neurosci. Methods 159(2), 189-94, (2007)


Release and perception of ethyl butanoate during and after consumption of whey protein gels: relation between textural and physiological parameters. Mestres M, Kieffer R, and Buettner A J. Agric. Food Chem. 54(5), 1814-21, (2006)


Production, partial purification and characterization of organic solvent tolerant lipase from Burkholderia multivorans V2 and its application for ester synthesis. Dandavate V, Jinjala J, Keharia H, et al. Bioresour. Technol. 100(13), 3374-81, (2009)


Responses of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus adults to selected synthetic palm esters: electroantennographic studies and trap catches in an urban environment. Guarino S, Bue PL, Peri E, et al. Pest Manag. Sci. 67(1), 77-81, (2011)


Perceptual interactions in odour mixtures: odour quality in binary mixtures of woody and fruity wine odorants. Atanasova B, Thomas-Danguin T, Chabanet C, et al. Chem. Senses 30(3), 209-17, (2005)


Subthreshold olfactory stimulation can enhance sweetness. Labbe D, Rytz A, Morgenegg C, et al. Chem. Senses 32(3), 205-14, (2007)


Towards biochemical filters with a sigmoidal response to pH changes: buffered biocatalytic signal transduction. Pita M, Privman V, Arugula MA, et al. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 13(10), 4507-13, (2011)


Influence of ingredients on the self-diffusion of aroma compounds in a model fruit preparation: an nuclear magnetic resonance-diffusion-ordered spectroscopy investigation. Savary G, Guichard E, Doublier JL, et al. J. Agric. Food Chem. 54(3), 665-71, (2006)


Retention of aroma compounds: an interlaboratory study on the effect of the composition of food matrices on thermodynamic parameters in comparison with water. Kopjar M, Andriot I, Saint-Eve A, et al. J. Sci. Food Agric. 90(8), 1285-92, (2010)


Timolol transport from microemulsions trapped in HEMA gels. Li CC, Abrahamson M, Kapoor Y, et al. J. Colloid. Interface Sci. 315(1), 297-306, (2007)


Headspace analysis of Italian and New Zealand parmesan cheeses. Langford VS, Reed CJ, Milligan DB, et al. J. Food Sci. 77(6), C719-26, (2012)


Validation of a stimulation protocol suited to the investigation of odor-taste interactions with fMRI. Cerf-Ducastel B and Murphy C Physiol. Behav. 81(3), 389-96, (2004)


Esterase catalysis of substrate vapour: enzyme activity occurs at very low hydration. Lind PA, Daniel RM, Monk C, et al. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1702(1), 103-10, (2004)


Characterization of the interaction between two food aroma components, alpha-pinene and ethyl butyrate, and ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (EVOH) packaging films as a function of environmental humidity. López-Carballo G, Cava D, Lagarón JM, et al. J. Agric. Food Chem. 53(18), 7212-6, (2005)


How does long-term odor deprivation affect the olfactory capacity of adult mice? Angely CJ and Coppola DM Behav. Brain Funct. 6, 26, (2010)


Reaction rate coefficients of OH radicals and Cl atoms with ethyl propanoate, n-propyl propanoate, methyl 2-methylpropanoate, and ethyl n-butanoate. Cometto PM, Daële V, Idir M, et al. J. Phys. Chem. A 113(40), 10745-52, (2009)


Odorant response kinetics from cultured mouse olfactory epithelium at different ages in vitro. Viswaprakash N, Josephson EM, Dennis JC, et al. Cells Tissues Organs 192(6), 361-73, (2010)


Design of biosolvents through hydroxyl functionalization of compounds with high dielectric constant. Ou G, He B, and Yuan Y Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol. 166(6), 1472-9, (2012)


Ethylbutyrate, a valproate-like compound, exhibits inositol-depleting effects--a potential mood-stabilizing drug. Azab AN, Mehta DV, Chesebro JE, et al. Life Sci. 84(1-2), 38-44, (2009)


Merck 14,3775

Beil. 2,IV,787

Aldrich MSDS 1, 889:D / Arctander, 1178 / Corp MSDS 1 (1), 1586:A / FT-IR 2 (1), 957:B / FT-IR 1 (1), 604:D / FT-NMR 1 (1), 907:C / Fenaroli / IR-Spectra (3), 362:B / IR-Spectra (2), 322:A / NMR-Reference 2 (1), 511:A / RegBook 1 (1), 687:G / RegBook 78 (1), 687:G / Sax 6, 1327 / Sigma FT-IR 1 (1), 1372:B / Structure Index 1, 104:A:1 / Vapor Phase 3, 614:A

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