Butyl butyrate


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n20/D 1.406 (lit.)


164-165 °C (lit.)


0.869 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

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General description

Butyl butyrate is an ester present in pineapple flavor and is very important for the food and beverages industries. Kinetcis of butyl butyrate synthesis by enzymatic esterification and trans-esterification in supercritical carbon dioxide with a lipase, Novozym 435 has been reported.


1 L in glass bottle
250 mL in glass bottle



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dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


UN 3272 3 / PGIII

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

127.4 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

53 °C - closed cup

Kinetics of synthesis of butyl butyrate by esterification and transesterification in supercritical carbon dioxide.
Varma MN and Madras G.
Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 83(8), 1135-1144 (2008)
Andréa B Martins et al.
Biotechnology progress, 29(6), 1416-1421 (2013-08-16)
Butyl butyrate is an ester present in pineapple flavor, which is very important for the food and beverages industries. In this work, the optimization of the reaction of butyl butyrate synthesis catalyzed by the immobilized lipase Lipozyme TL-IM was performed....
Ana I S Brígida et al.
Applied biochemistry and biotechnology, 146(1-3), 173-187 (2008-04-19)
An agroindustrial residue, green coconut fiber, was evaluated as support for immobilization of Candida antarctica type B (CALB) lipase by physical adsorption. The influence of several parameters, such as contact time, amount of enzyme offered to immobilization, and pH of...
Ana L Paiva et al.
Biotechnology progress, 19(3), 750-754 (2003-06-07)
This paper reports experimental work pertaining to alcoholysis between butanol and ethyl butanoate, catalyzed by an immobilized lipase in a liquid-vapor system where chemical reaction and physical separation are simultaneously carried out. The processing setup was tested for various compositions...
F Borzeix et al.
Enzyme and microbial technology, 14(10), 791-797 (1992-10-01)
The kinetics of butyl butyrate synthesis by a lipase from Mucor miehei in different types of organic media were investigated. The three systems studied were a microaqueous medium containing enzyme in suspension in hexane, a water-hexane two-phase system, and reverse...

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