W205710

Sigma-Aldrich

Isoamyl alcohol

natural, ≥98%, FG

Synonym(s):
Isopentyl alcohol, Isoamyl alcohol, 3-Methyl-1-butanol
Linear Formula:
(CH3)2CHCH2CH2OH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
88.15
FEMA Number:
2057
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
1718835
EC Number:
Council of Europe no.:
51
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
Flavis number:
2.003
NACRES:
NA.21

Quality Level

grade

FG
Halal
Kosher
natural

Agency/Method

follows IFRA guidelines
meets purity specifications of JECFA

reg. compliance

EU Regulation 1223/2009
EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 178/2002
FDA 21 CFR 117

vapor density

3 (vs air)

vapor pressure

2 mmHg ( 20 °C)

assay

≥98%

form

liquid

autoignition temp.

644 °F

expl. lim.

1.2-9 %, 100 °F

refractive index

n20/D 1.406 (lit.)

pH

5.6 (20 °C, 25 g/L)

bp

130 °C (lit.)

mp

−117 °C (lit.)

density

0.809 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

Documentation

see Safety & Documentation for available documents

Featured Industry

Flavors and Fragrances

Organoleptic

banana; oily; fruity; whiskey

food allergen

no known allergens

fragrance allergen

no known allergens

SMILES string

CC(C)CCO

InChI

1S/C5H12O/c1-5(2)3-4-6/h5-6H,3-4H2,1-2H3

InChI key

PHTQWCKDNZKARW-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Isoamyl alcohol is a cyanobacterial volatile organic compound that has been identified as one of the main aroma/flavor constituents in banana fruit, karanda fruit and in whey spirit.

Packaging

8, 20 kg in composite drum
1 kg in glass bottle
4 kg in steel drum

Signal Word

Danger

hazcat

Acute Tox. 4 Inhalation - Eye Dam. 1 - Flam. Liq. 3 - Skin Irrit. 2 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

storage_class_code

3 - Flammable liquids

WGK Germany

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

110.3 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

43.5 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Analytical aspects of cyanobacterial volatile organic compounds for investigation of their production behavior.
Fujise D, et al
Journal of Chromatography A, 1217(39), 6122-6125 (2010)
Characterisation of volatile compounds in an alcoholic beverage produced by whey fermentation.
Dragone G, et al.
Food Chemistry, 112(4), 929-935 (2009)
L-leucine as a precursor of isoamyl alcohol and isoamyl acetate, volatile aroma constituents of banana fruit discs
Myers MJ, et al.
Phytochemistry, 9(8), 1693-1700 (1970)
Volatile flavor constituents of Karanda (Carissa carandas L.) fruit.
Pino JA, et al.
J. Essent. Oil Res., 16(5), 432-434 (2004)
Mary J Dunlop et al.
Molecular systems biology, 7, 487-487 (2011-05-11)
Many compounds being considered as candidates for advanced biofuels are toxic to microorganisms. This introduces an undesirable trade-off when engineering metabolic pathways for biofuel production because the engineered microbes must balance production against survival. Cellular export systems, such as efflux...

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