Agent Name

Methyl n-butyrate

Alternative Name

Methyl butyrate

CAS Number

623-42-7

Formula

C5-H10-O2

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Methyl butyrate; 2-Methyl butyric acid; 2-Methylbutyric acid; Butanoic acid, methyl ester; Butyric acid, methyl ester; Methyl butanoate; Methyl butyrate; Methyl butyrate (natural); Methyl n-butanoate; Methyl n-butyrate; UN1237; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Esters (<C12)

Description

Colorless liquid with an apple-like odor; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent, fragrance, and flavoring agent; Used in lacquers; [HSDB]

Comments

If left on clothes, may cause reddening of skin; [CHRIS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

32.3 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (mice) = 18,000 mg/m3/2H

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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