Agent Name

Propyl butyrate

CAS Number

105-66-8

Formula

C7-H14-O2

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

1-Propyl butyrate; Butanoic acid, propyl ester; Butyric acid, propyl ester; Propyl butanoate; Propyl butyrate (natural); Propylester kyseliny maselne [Czech]; Propyl n-butyrate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Esters (<C12)

Description

Clear colorless liquid; [Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as flavoring agent or adjuvant; [ExPub: FDA] Used in solvents for cellulose ethers; [Hawley]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] An irritant that causes narcosis at high concentrations; [Hawley] Causes somnolence, diarrhea, and coma in oral lethal-dose studies of rats (15,000 mg/kg); [RTECS] Flammable; An irritant; [Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

5.95 mm Hg

Flammability (NFPA)

3: May ignite at ambient temperature

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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