Agent Name

Ethyl butyrate

CAS Number

105-54-4

Formula

C6-H12-O2

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Butanoic acid ethyl ester; Butyric acid, ethyl ester; Butyric ester; Butyric ether; Ethyl butanoate; Ethyl butyrate (natural); Ethyl n-butyrate; [ChemIDplus] UN1180

Category

Esters (<C12)

Description

Colorless liquid with an odor of pineapple; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavoring agent (foods, beverages, and chewing gums), fragrance ingredient (soaps, perfumes, creams, and lotions), and solvent (cellulosic lacquers); [HSDB]

Comments

Flammable liquid; An eye and mucous membrane irritant; Inhalation of high concentrations causes narcotic effects; [Hawley] A skin, eye, nose, and throat irritant; Inhalation of high concentrations can cause CNS depression; [HSDB] An eye irritant; [CAMEO] Safe when used as a flavoring agent; [JECFA] Causes somnolence and coma in lethal dose animal experiments; [RTECS] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "ORGANIC SOLVENTS."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

12.8 mm Hg

Flammability (NFPA)

3: May ignite at ambient temperature

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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