Agent Name

Ethyl isobutyrate

CAS Number

97-62-1

Formula

C6-H12-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Ethyl 2,2-dimethylacetate; Ethyl 2-methylpropanoate; Ethyl 2-methylpropionate; Ethyl isobutanoate; Ethyl isobutyrate (natural); Isobutyric acid, ethyl ester; Propanoic acid, 2-methyl-, ethyl ester; Propionic acid, 2-methyl-, ethyl ester; [ChemIDplus] 2-Methylpropanoic acid ethyl ester; [Merck Index] 2-Methylpropionic acid ethyl ester; [CAMEO] UN2385

Category

Esters, Other

Description

Liquid with an aromatic fruity odor; [Merck Index] Colorless liquid with a pleasant odor; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make flavoring compounds and essences; [Merck Index] Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA] Used to flavor animal feeds; [ExPub: EFSA - FEEDAP]

Comments

A moderate skin irritant; Intraperitoneal LD50 (mouse) = 800 mg/kg; [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

25.4 mm Hg

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