Agent Name

Butyl isovalerate

CAS Number

109-19-3

Formula

C9-H18-O2

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

1-Butyl isovalerate; Butanoic acid, 3-methyl-, butyl ester; Butyl 3-methylbutanoate; Butyl 3-methylbutyrate; Butyl isopentanoate; Butyl isovalerate (natural); Isovaleric acid, butyl ester; n-Butyl 3-methylbutanoate; n-Butyl isopentanoate; n-Butyl isovalerate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Esters (<C12)

Description

Liquid; [HSDB] Colorless pale yellow liquid with an odor of sweet apples; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Reportedly present in the oils of two Australian plants; Used as flavoring ingredient; [HSDB]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] A skin irritant; [SAX] A mild skin irritant; [RTECS]

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