Agent Name

Isocaproic acid

CAS Number

646-07-1

Formula

C6-H12-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

4-Methylvaleric acid; Isobutylacetic acid; Pentanoic acid, 4-methyl-; Valeric acid, 4-methyl-; Isohexanoic acid (mixed isomers); Isohexanoic acid; [ChemIDplus] 4-Methylpentanoic acid; [FDA]

Category

Organic Acids

Description

Clear light brown liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA]

Comments

A moderate skin and mild eye irritant; Dermal LD50 (rabbit) = 1,050 uL/kg; [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] A skin and strong eye irritant; Toxic by skin absorption; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.44 mm Hg

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