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Sigma-Aldrich

Butyric acid

≥99%, FG

Synonym(s):
Butanoic acid
Linear Formula:
CH3CH2CH2COOH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
88.11
FEMA Number:
2221
Beilstein:
906770
EC Number:
Council of Europe no.:
5
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
Flavis number:
8.005
NACRES:
NA.21

biological source

synthetic

Quality Level

grade

FG
Fragrance grade
Halal
Kosher

Agency

follows IFRA guidelines
meets purity specifications of JECFA

reg. compliance

EU Regulation 1223/2009
EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 178/2002
FDA 21 CFR 117
FDA 21 CFR 182.60

vapor density

3.04 (vs air)

vapor pressure

0.43 mmHg ( 20 °C)

assay

≥99%

form

liquid

autoignition temp.

824 °F

expl. lim.

10 %

refractive index

n20/D 1.398 (lit.)

pH

2 (25 °C, 10 g/L)
3 (20 °C, 10 g/L)

bp

162 °C (lit.)

mp

−6-−3 °C (lit.)

density

0.964 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

cation traces

As: ≤3 ppm
Cd: ≤1 ppm
Hg: ≤1 ppm
Pb: ≤10 ppm

application(s)

flavors and fragrances

Documentation

see Safety & Documentation for available documents

food allergen

no known allergens

fragrance allergen

no known allergens

Organoleptic

cheese; fruity; buttery

SMILES string

CCCC(O)=O

InChI

1S/C4H8O2/c1-2-3-4(5)6/h2-3H2,1H3,(H,5,6)

InChI key

FERIUCNNQQJTOY-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Gene Information

human ... HDAC1(3065)

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General description

Butyric acid is a volatile fatty acid that can be used as a flavoring agent. It has fruity or cheesy flavor and is mainly found in dairy products.

Packaging

1 kg in glass bottle
10, 25 kg in composite drum

Pictograms

CorrosionExclamation mark

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Eye Dam. 1 - Skin Corr. 1B

Storage Class Code

8A - Combustible, corrosive hazardous materials

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

161.6 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

72 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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