Agent Name

Hexyl butyrate

CAS Number

2639-63-6

Formula

C10-H20-O2

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

1-Hexyl butyrate; Butanoic acid, hexyl ester; Butyric acid, hexyl ester; Hexyl butanoate; Hexyl butyrate (natural); n-Hexyl butanoate; n-Hexyl butyrate; n-Hexyl n-butanoate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Esters (<C12)

Description

Colorless liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as flavoring agent or adjuvant; [FDA]

Comments

A mild skin irritant; [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "2-Ethylhexyl acetate."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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