Agent Name

2-Methylvaleric acid

CAS Number

97-61-0

Formula

C6-H12-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-Methylpentanoic acid; 2-Pentanecarboxylic acid; Kyselina 2-methylvalerova [Czech]; Methylpropylacetic acid; Pentanoic acid, 2-methyl-; Valeric acid, 2-methyl-; alpha-Methylvaleric acid; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids

Description

Colorless liquid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as flavoring agent or adjuvant; [FDA]

Comments

A mild to moderate skin irritant; [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.44 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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