Agent Name

Octyl propionate

Alternative Name

Propanoic acid, octyl ester

CAS Number

142-60-9

Formula

C11-H22-O2

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Octyl propanoate; Octyl propionate (natural); Propanoic acid, octyl ester; Propionic acid, octyl ester; n-Octyl propanoate; n-Octyl propionate; [ChemIDplus] 1039 Octyl propionate Natural; Propionic acid Octyl ester; [Advanced BioTech MSDS]

Category

Esters (<C12)

Description

Colorless to pale yellow liquid with an odor of myrtle berries; [Advanced BioTech MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA] Used in flavorings; [Advanced BioTech MSDS]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] An irritant; [Advanced BioTech MSDS]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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