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Isovaleric acid

99%

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Synonym(s):
3-Methylbutanoic acid, 3-Methylbutyric acid
Linear Formula:
(CH3)2CHCH2COOH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
102.13
Beilstein:
1098522
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.22

vapor pressure

0.38 mmHg ( 20 °C)

Quality Level

Assay

99%

form

liquid

autoignition temp.

824 °F

refractive index

n20/D 1.403 (lit.)

bp

175-177 °C (lit.)

mp

−29 °C (lit.)

density

0.925 g/mL at 20 °C (lit.)

SMILES string

CC(C)CC(O)=O

InChI

1S/C5H10O2/c1-4(2)3-5(6)7/h4H,3H2,1-2H3,(H,6,7)

InChI key

GWYFCOCPABKNJV-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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Isovaleric acid 99%

Sigma-Aldrich

129542

Isovaleric acid

Isovaleric acid ≥99%, FCC, FG

Sigma-Aldrich

W310204

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Sigma-Aldrich

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Isovaleric acid analytical standard

Supelco

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Isovaleric acid

form

liquid

form

-

form

-

form

-

refractive index

n20/D 1.403 (lit.)

refractive index

n20/D 1.403 (lit.)

refractive index

n20/D 1.403 (lit.)

refractive index

n20/D 1.402-1.404, n20/D 1.403 (lit.)

bp

175-177 °C (lit.)

bp

175-177 °C (lit.)

bp

175-177 °C (lit.)

bp

175-177 °C (lit.)

mp

−29 °C (lit.)

mp

−29 °C (lit.)

mp

−29 °C (lit.)

mp

−29 °C (lit.)

density

0.925 g/mL at 20 °C (lit.)

density

0.925 g/mL at 20 °C (lit.)

density

0.925 g/mL at 20 °C (lit.)

density

0.925 g/mL at 20 °C (lit.)

General description

Isovaleric acid, also known as 3-methylbutanoic acid, is commonly used for ester synthesis and as a building block in organic reactions. It is a volatile organic compound present in vinegar bait and is determined by solid phase microextraction. Isovaleric acid inhibits the synthesis of saturated fatty acids. It is a favorable carbon source for cell growth. Moreover, it is a promising odor indicator.

Application

Isovaleric acid inhibits the synthesis of saturated fatty acids.

Pictograms

Corrosion

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Eye Dam. 1 - Skin Corr. 1B

Storage Class Code

8A - Combustible, corrosive hazardous materials

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

176.0 °F - Pensky-Martens closed cup

Flash Point(C)

80 °C - Pensky-Martens closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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