W242705 Aldrich

Ethyl butyrate

≥98%, FCC, FG

Synonym: Butyric acid ethyl ester



Related Categories Alphabetical Listings, Certified Food Grade Products, E - H, E-F, E-G,
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
allergen   no known allergens



1 drum in poly drum

20 kg in comp drum

1 kg in aluminum bottle

4 kg in steel drum

DRUM quantity approximately 170 kg

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UN 1180 3 / PGIII
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
78.8 °F
Flash Point(C) 
26 °C

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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)


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)


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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)


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


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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)


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)


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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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