Isoamyl Cyanide
Title: Isoamyl Cyanide
CAS Registry Number: 542-54-1
CAS Name: 4-Methylpentanenitrile
Additional Names: isocapronitrile
Molecular Formula: C6H11N
Molecular Weight: 97.16
Percent Composition: C 74.17%, H 11.41%, N 14.42%
Line Formula: (CH3)2CHCH2CH2CN
Literature References: Prepd from KCN and isoamyl chloride in boiling alcohol.
Properties: Liquid, very disagreeable odor. d420 0.806. bp 155-156°. mp -51°. nD20 1.406. Insol in water; miscible with alc, ether.
Melting point: mp -51°
Boiling point: bp 155-156°
Index of refraction: nD20 1.406
Density: d420 0.806

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