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Ethyl butyrate

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natural, ≥98%, FCC, FG

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Synonym(s):
Butyric acid ethyl ester
Linear Formula:
CH3CH2CH2C(O)OC2H5
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
116.16
FEMA Number:
2427
Beilstein:
506331
EC Number:
Council of Europe no.:
264c
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
Flavis number:
9.039
NACRES:
NA.21

grade

FG
Fragrance grade
Halal
Kosher
natural

Quality Level

Agency

follows IFRA guidelines
meets purity specifications of JECFA

reg. compliance

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

vapor density

4 (vs air)

vapor pressure

15.5 mmHg ( 25 °C)

Assay

≥98%

autoignition temp.

865 °F

greener alternative product characteristics

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Use of Renewable Feedstocks
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refractive index

n20/D 1.392 (lit.)

bp

120 °C (lit.)

mp

−93 °C (lit.)

density

0.875 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

application(s)

flavors and fragrances

Documentation

see Safety & Documentation for available documents

food allergen

no known allergens

fragrance allergen

no known allergens

greener alternative category

Organoleptic

ethereal; fruity; pineapple; sweet

SMILES string

CCCC(=O)OCC

InChI

1S/C6H12O2/c1-3-5-6(7)8-4-2/h3-5H2,1-2H3

InChI key

OBNCKNCVKJNDBV-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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agency

follows IFRA guidelines, meets purity specifications of JECFA

agency

-

agency

meets purity specifications of JECFA

agency

meets purity specifications of JECFA

vapor density

4 (vs air)

vapor density

4 (vs air)

vapor density

4 (vs air)

vapor density

3.5 (vs air)

assay

≥98%

assay

≥99.5% (GC)

assay

≥98%

assay

≥98%

refractive index

n20/D 1.392 (lit.)

refractive index

n20/D 1.392 (lit.), n20/D 1.393

refractive index

n20/D 1.392 (lit.)

refractive index

n20/D 1.385 (lit.)

bp

120 °C (lit.)

bp

120 °C (lit.)

bp

120 °C (lit.)

bp

102-103 °C (lit.)

General description

Ethyl butyrate is mainly used as a flavor ester for its pineapple-like flavor. It is one of the main volatile components identified in orange juices.
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Pictograms

Flame

Signal Word

Warning

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Flam. Liq. 3

Storage Class Code

3 - Flammable liquids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

78.8 °F

Flash Point(C)

26 °C

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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Production of flavor esters by immobilized lipase.
Gillies B, et al.
Biotechnology Letters, 9(10), 709-714 (1987)
Comparison of volatile flavor components in fresh and processed orange juices.
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Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 38(4), 1048-1052 (1990)
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The qualitative perceptual interactions in three binary mixtures of wine odorants were studied: isoamyl acetate (fruity note)/whisky lactone (woody note), ethyl butyrate (fruity note)/whisky lactone (woody note) and ethyl butyrate (fruity note)/guaiacol (woody note). For each binary mixture, the perceived
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From worm to man, many odorant signals are perceived by the binding of volatile ligands to odorant receptors that belong to the G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) family. They couple to heterotrimeric G-proteins, most of which induce cAMP production. This second messenger
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The impact of olfactory perception on sweetness was explored in a model solution using odorants at subthreshold concentrations. First, the impact of 6 odorants, previously described in the literature as congruent with sweetness, was investigated at suprathreshold level in a

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