Ethyl Butyrate
Title: Ethyl Butyrate
CAS Registry Number: 105-54-4
CAS Name: Butanoic acid ethyl ester
Additional Names: butyric acid ethyl ester; ethyl n-butyrate
Molecular Formula: C6H12O2
Molecular Weight: 116.16
Percent Composition: C 62.04%, H 10.41%, O 27.55%
Line Formula: CH3CH2CH2COOC2H5
Literature References: Toxicity data: P. M. Jenner et al., Food Cosmet. Toxicol. 2, 327 (1964).
Properties: Colorless liq; pineapple odor. d420 0.879. bp 120-121°. mp -93°. nD20 1.400. Flash pt, closed cup: 78°F (25°C); open cup: 85°F (29°C). Sol in about 150 parts water; misc with alcohol, ether. LD50 orally in rats: 13,050 mg/kg (Jenner).
Melting point: mp -93°
Boiling point: bp 120-121°
Flash point: Flash pt, closed cup: 78°F (25°C); open cup: 85°F (29°C)
Index of refraction: nD20 1.400
Density: d420 0.879
Toxicity data: LD50 orally in rats: 13,050 mg/kg (Jenner)
Use: Manuf artificial rum; perfumery; the alcoholic soln constitutes the so-called "pineapple oil".

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