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isobutyl formate
formic acid isobutyl ester

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Name:2-methylpropyl formate
CAS Number: 542-55-2Picture of molecule3D/inchi
ECHA EINECS - REACH Pre-Reg:208-818-1
FDA UNII:6OCL1KXH0Q
Nikkaji Web:J1.600D
Beilstein Number:1738888
MDL:MFCD00003293
CoE Number:502
XlogP3-AA:1.50 (est)
Molecular Weight:102.13310000
Formula:C5 H10 O2
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Also(can) Contains:isobutyl alcohol
EFSA/JECFA Comments:
At least 94%; secondary component 4-6% isobutyl alcohol. (JECFA)
Category:flavor and fragrance agents
 
US / EU / FDA / JECFA / FEMA / FLAVIS / Scholar / Patent Information:
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JECFA Food Flavoring:124 isobutyl formate
FLAVIS Number:09.164 (Old)
DG SANTE Food Flavourings:09.164 isobutyl formate
FEMA Number:2197 isobutyl formate
FDA:No longer provide for the use of these seven synthetic flavoring substances
FDA Mainterm: ISOBUTYL FORMATE
FDA Regulation:
FDA PART 172 -- FOOD ADDITIVES PERMITTED FOR DIRECT ADDITION TO FOOD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
Subpart F--Flavoring Agents and Related Substances
Sec. 172.515 Synthetic flavoring substances and adjuvants.
 
Physical Properties:
Appearance:colorless to pale yellow clear liquid (est)
Assay: 97.00 to 100.00
Additional Assay Information:min 97% isobutyl formate + isobutyl alcohol
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Specific Gravity:0.87600 to 0.88600 @ 25.00 °C.
Pounds per Gallon - (est).: 7.289 to 7.372
Refractive Index:1.38300 to 1.39000 @ 20.00 °C.
Melting Point: -98.20 to -97.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg
Boiling Point: 97.00 to 99.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg
Boiling Point: 28.00 to 29.00 °C. @ 50.00 mm Hg
Vapor Pressure:40.100000 mm/Hg @ 25.00 °C.
Vapor Density:3.52 ( Air = 1 )
Flash Point: 50.00 °F. TCC ( 10.00 °C. )
logP (o/w): 1.240 (est)
Soluble in:
 alcohol
 water, 1.02E+04 mg/L @ 25 °C (exp)
Insoluble in:
 water
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Organoleptic Properties:
Odor Type: chemical
Odor Strength:medium ,
recommend smelling in a 10.00 % solution or less
sweet chemical ethereal fruity
Odor Description:at 10.00 % in dipropylene glycol. sweet chemical ether fruity
sweet chemical ethereal fruity
Odor Description:Sweet, chemical, ethereal and slight fruity
Mosciano, Gerard P&F 14, No. 6, 47, (1989)
Flavor Type: rummy
rummy
Taste Description: rum
sweet fresh fruity
Taste Description: at 10.00 ppm. Slight sweet, fresh, gives lift, fruity
Mosciano, Gerard P&F 14, No. 6, 47, (1989)
Odor and/or flavor descriptions from others (if found).
Alfrebro
ISOBUTYL FORMATE NATURAL
Odor Description:Fruity, Sweet, Ethereal, Rum
 
Cosmetic Information:
CosIng:cosmetic data
Cosmetic Uses: perfuming agents
 
Suppliers:
Alfrebro
ISOBUTYL FORMATE NATURAL
Odor: Fruity, Sweet, Ethereal, Rum
Apiscent Labs
ISOBUTYL FORMATE
Odor: Fruity, ether-like
Ernesto Ventós
IsoBUTYL FORMATE
Fleurchem
isobutyl formate natural
Grau Aromatics
iso-BUTYL-FORMATE
NI, Kosher
Inoue Perfumery
isoBUTYL FORMATE
Penta International
ISOBUTYL FORMATE NATURAL, Kosher
Penta International
ISOBUTYL FORMATE, Kosher
Santa Cruz Biotechnology
For experimental / research use only.
isoButyl Formate
Sigma-Aldrich
Isobutyl formate, ≥95%, FG
Odor: ethereal; fruity; sweet
Certified Food Grade Products
Sigma-Aldrich: Aldrich
For experimental / research use only.
isoButyl Formate 97%
SRS Aromatics
isoBUTYL FORMATE
Synerzine
isoButyl Formate
TCI AMERICA
For experimental / research use only.
isoButyl Formate >95.0%(GC)
 
Safety Information:
Preferred SDS: View
European information :
Most important hazard(s):
Xi - Irritant
R 11 - Highly flammable.
R 36/37/38 - Irritating to eyes, respiratory system, and skin.
S 02 - Keep out of the reach of children.
S 16 - Keep away from sources of ignition - No Smoking.
S 24/25 - Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
S 26 - In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
S 36 - Wear suitable protective clothing.
 
Hazards identification
 
Classification of the substance or mixture
GHS Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
None found.
GHS Label elements, including precautionary statements
 
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Hazard statement(s)
None found.
Precautionary statement(s)
None found.
Oral/Parenteral Toxicity:
oral-rabbit LD50 3064 mg/kg
Industrial Medicine and Surgery. Vol. 41, Pg. 31, 1972.

Dermal Toxicity:
Not determined
Inhalation Toxicity:
Not determined
 
Safety in Use Information:
Category: flavor and fragrance agents
Recommendation for isobutyl formate usage levels up to:
  1.0000 % in the fragrance concentrate.
 
Maximised Survey-derived Daily Intakes (MSDI-EU): 4.70 (μg/capita/day)
Use levels for FEMA GRAS flavoring substances on which the FEMA Expert Panel based its judgments that the substances are generally recognized as safe (GRAS).
The Expert Panel also publishes separate extensive reviews of scientific information on all FEMA GRAS flavoring substances and can be found at FEMA Flavor Ingredient Library
publication number: 3
 average usual ppmaverage maximum ppm
baked goods: -8.20000
beverages(nonalcoholic): -2.20000
beverages(alcoholic): --
breakfast cereal: --
cheese: --
chewing gum: --
condiments / relishes: --
confectionery froastings: --
egg products: --
fats / oils: --
fish products: --
frozen dairy: -7.10000
fruit ices: -7.10000
gelatins / puddings: -5.00000
granulated sugar: --
gravies: --
hard candy: -19.00000
imitation dairy: --
instant coffee / tea: --
jams / jellies: --
meat products: --
milk products: --
nut products: --
other grains: --
poultry: --
processed fruits: --
processed vegetables: --
reconstituted vegetables: --
seasonings / flavors: --
snack foods: --
soft candy: --
soups: --
sugar substitutes: --
sweet sauces: --
 
Safety References:
European Food Safety Athority(efsa):Flavor usage levels; Subacute, Subchronic, Chronic and Carcinogenicity Studies; Developmental / Reproductive Toxicity Studies; Genotoxicity Studies...

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reference(s):

Flavouring Group Evaluation 2, Revision 1 (FGE.02) : Branched- and straight-chain aliphatic saturated primary alcohols and related esters of primary alcohols and straight-chain carboxylic acids and one straight-chain aldehyde from chemical groups 1 and 2 (Commission Regulation (EC) No 1565/2000 of 18 July 2000) - Opinion of the Scientific Panel on Food Additives, Flavourings, Processing Aids and Materials in contact with Food (AFC)
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EPI System: View
EPA Substance Registry Services (TSCA):542-55-2
EPA ACToR:Toxicology Data
EPA Substance Registry Services (SRS):Registry
Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary :10957
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:Data
WISER:UN 1128
WGK Germany:2
2-methylpropyl formate
Chemidplus:0000542552
EPA/NOAA CAMEO:hazardous materials
RTECS:LQ8650000 for cas# 542-55-2
 
References:
 2-methylpropyl formate
NIST Chemistry WebBook:Search Inchi
Canada Domestic Sub. List:542-55-2
Pubchem (cid):10957
Pubchem (sid):134976332
Pherobase:View
 
Other Information:
(IUPAC):Atomic Weights of the Elements 2009
(IUPAC):Atomic Weights of the Elements 2009 (pdf)
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(IUPAC):Periodic Table of the Elements
FDA Everything Added to Food in the United States (EAFUS):View
HMDB (The Human Metabolome Database):HMDB31247
FooDB:FDB003276
Export Tariff Code:2915.13.5000
VCF-Online:VCF Volatile Compounds in Food
ChemSpider:View
Wikipedia:View
RSC Learn Chemistry:View
 
Potential Blenders and core components note
For Odor
alcoholic
fusel oil
FL/FR
anisic
ethyl para-anisate
FL/FR
balsamic
phenyl salicylate
FR
caramellic
maple furanone
FL/FR
shoyu furanone
FL/FR
chemical
propyl propionate
FL/FR
citrus
2-
ethyl-1-hexanol
FL/FR
earthy
octyl phenyl acetate
FL/FR
ethereal
acetal
FL/FR
butyl acetate
FL/FR
ethyl acetate
FL/FR
ethyl pyruvate
FL/FR
methyl acetate
FL/FR
methyl ethyl ketone
FL/FR
2-
methyl valeraldehyde
FL/FR
iso
propyl acetate
FL/FR
iso
propyl formate
FL/FR
propyl valerate
FL/FR
iso
valeraldehyde propylene glycol acetal
FL/FR
floral
acetophenone
FL/FR
benzyl isobutyrate
FL/FR
bois de rose oil brazil
FL/FR
butyl tiglate
FR
citronellyl anthranilate
FL/FR
coranol (Firmenich)
FR
dihydrolinalool
FL/FR
3,6-
dimethyl-3-octanol
FL/FR
ethyl linalool
FR
ethyl linalyl acetal
FR
ethyl linalyl acetate
FR
ethyl linalyl ether
FL/FR
ho leaf oil
FR
ho wood oil
FR
beta-
ionone
FL/FR
dextro-
linalool
FL/FR
linalool
FL/FR
laevo-
linalool
FL/FR
linalool oxide
FL/FR
linalyl anthranilate
FL/FR
nonan-3-yl acetate
FL/FR
rose oil (rosa damascena) russia
FL/FR
rose oil (rosa damascena) turkey
FL/FR
rose undecene
FR
tea acetate
FR
terpinyl valerate
FL/FR
tetrahydrolinalool
FL/FR
tuberose acetate
FR
fruity
acetaldehyde diisoamyl acetal
FL/FR
amyl acetate
FL/FR
amyl formate
FL/FR
amyl heptanoate
FL/FR
amyl hexanoate
FL/FR
iso
amyl hexanoate
FL/FR
benzyl methyl ether
FL/FR
iso
butyl acetate
FL/FR
iso
butyl acetoacetate
FL/FR
iso
butyl valerate
FL/FR
cyclohexyl crotonate
FR
ethyl 3-(2-furyl) propanoate
FL/FR
ethyl 3-hydroxyhexanoate
FL/FR
ethyl benzoyl acetate
FL/FR
2-
ethyl butyl acetate
FL/FR
ethyl butyrate
FL/FR
ethyl isobutyrate
FL/FR
ethyl isovalerate
FL/FR
ethyl lactate
FL/FR
ethyl propionate
FL/FR
(E,E)-
ethyl sorbate
FL/FR
geranyl ethyl ether
FL/FR
2-
hexen-1-ol
FL/FR
linalyl isobutyrate
FL/FR
menthyl isovalerate
FL/FR
methyl 2-methyl butyrate
FL/FR
methyl anthranilate
FL/FR
methyl butyrate
FL/FR
methyl heptanoate
FL/FR
methyl hexanoate
FL/FR
methyl isobutyrate
FL/FR
2-
nonanone
FL/FR
iso
octyl acetate
FR
2-
pentanone
FL/FR
iso
propenyl acetate
FL/FR
iso
propyl 2-methyl butyrate
FL/FR
propyl butyrate
FL/FR
iso
propyl butyrate
FL/FR
propyl hexanoate
FL/FR
iso
propyl octanoate
FL/FR
iso
propyl propionate
FL/FR
strawberry glycidate 2
FL/FR
tropical indene
FR
tropical ionone
FL/FR
vanilla carboxylate
FL/FR
green
acetaldehyde benzyl 2-methoxyethyl acetal
FL/FR
cognac heptanone
FL/FR
green carboxylate
FR
(Z)-3-
hexen-1-yl acetate
FL/FR
3-
hexenyl 2-methyl butyrate
FL/FR
hexoxyacetaldehyde dimethyl acetal
FR
hexyl isobutyrate
FL/FR
2-
octen-1-ol
FL/FR
(E)-2-
octen-1-ol
FL/FR
(Z)-2-
penten-1-ol
FL/FR
herbal
marigold oil mexico
FL/FR
musk
musk decanolide
FR
spicy
cubeb oil
FL/FR
(E)-
propyl 2-furan acrylate
FL/FR
sweet
vanilla oleoresin bourbon
FL/FR
waxy
iso
amyl decanoate
FL/FR
ethyl decanoate
FL/FR
For Flavor
No flavor group found for these
acetaldehyde benzyl 2-methoxyethyl acetal
FL/FR
acetaldehyde diisoamyl acetal
FL/FR
butyl methyl ketone
FL
ethyl 2-methyl-2-(methyl thio) propionate
FL
ethyl butyryl lactate
FL
ethyl linalyl ether
FL/FR
geranyl ethyl ether
FL/FR
2-
heptenoic acid
FL
3-
hydroxy-4-phenyl-2-butanone
FL
4-
hydroxyphenethyl alcohol
FL
dextro-
linalool
FL/FR
2-
methyl butyl isobutyrate
FL
2-
methyl butyl propionate
FL
S-(
methyl thio) hexanoate
FL
nonan-3-yl acetate
FL/FR
octyl phenyl acetate
FL/FR
propyl valerate
FL/FR
acidic
acidic
(E)-2-
hexenoic acid
FL
anise
ethyl para-anisate
FL/FR
caramellic
maple furanone
FL/FR
shoyu furanone
FL/FR
cheesy
2-
nonanone
FL/FR
chemical
2,5-
dimethyl furan
FL
methyl ethyl ketone
FL/FR
citrus
cognac heptanone
FL/FR
linalool
FL/FR
laevo-
linalool
FL/FR
ethereal
butyl acetate
FL/FR
ethyl acetate
FL/FR
ethyl isobutyrate
FL/FR
methyl acetate
FL/FR
methyl isobutyrate
FL/FR
iso
propenyl acetate
FL/FR
iso
propyl acetate
FL/FR
fatty
2-
ethyl-1-hexanol
FL/FR
2-
octen-1-ol
FL/FR
(E)-2-
octen-1-ol
FL/FR
floral
bois de rose oil brazil
FL/FR
dihydrolinalool
FL/FR
linalyl anthranilate
FL/FR
linalyl isobutyrate
FL/FR
rose oil (rosa damascena) russia
FL/FR
rose oil (rosa damascena) turkey
FL/FR
tetrahydrolinalool
FL/FR
tropical ionone
FL/FR
fruity
amyl acetate
FL/FR
amyl formate
FL/FR
amyl heptanoate
FL/FR
amyl hexanoate
FL/FR
iso
amyl hexanoate
FL/FR
benzyl isobutyrate
FL/FR
benzyl methyl ether
FL/FR
iso
butyl acetate
FL/FR
iso
butyl acetoacetate
FL/FR
iso
butyl valerate
FL/FR
citronellyl anthranilate
FL/FR
ethyl 3-(2-furyl) propanoate
FL/FR
ethyl 3-hydroxyhexanoate
FL/FR
ethyl benzoyl acetate
FL/FR
2-
ethyl butyl acetate
FL/FR
ethyl butyrate
FL/FR
ethyl isovalerate
FL/FR
ethyl lactate
FL/FR
ethyl propionate
FL/FR
(E,E)-
ethyl sorbate
FL/FR
2-
furyl pentyl ketone
FL
fusel oil
FL/FR
2-
hexen-1-ol
FL/FR
menthyl isovalerate
FL/FR
methyl 2-methyl butyrate
FL/FR
2-
methyl allyl butyrate
FL
methyl anthranilate
FL/FR
methyl heptanoate
FL/FR
methyl hexanoate
FL/FR
(E,E)-
methyl sorbate
FL
2-
pentanone
FL/FR
(E)-
propyl 2-furan acrylate
FL/FR
iso
propyl 2-methyl butyrate
FL/FR
iso
propyl butyrate
FL/FR
propyl butyrate
FL/FR
iso
propyl formate
FL/FR
propyl hexanoate
FL/FR
iso
propyl octanoate
FL/FR
iso
propyl propionate
FL/FR
strawberry glycidate 2
FL/FR
terpinyl valerate
FL/FR
iso
valeraldehyde propylene glycol acetal
FL/FR
vanilla carboxylate
FL/FR
fusel
methyl butyrate
FL/FR
green
2-
ethyl butyraldehyde
FL
(E)-2-
heptenal
FL
(Z)-3-
hexen-1-yl acetate
FL/FR
3-
hexenyl 2-methyl butyrate
FL/FR
hexyl isobutyrate
FL/FR
linalool oxide
FL/FR
(Z)-2-
penten-1-ol
FL/FR
herbal
3,6-
dimethyl-3-octanol
FL/FR
marigold oil mexico
FL/FR
nutty
acetal
FL/FR
oily
tetrahydrofurfuryl propionate
FL
powdery
acetophenone
FL/FR
pungent
acetaldehyde
FL
rummy
ethyl pyruvate
FL/FR
spicy
cubeb oil
FL/FR
sulfurous
S-
ethyl thioacetate
FL
sweet
vanilla oleoresin bourbon
FL/FR
tropical
propyl propionate
FL/FR
vegetable
2-
methyl valeraldehyde
FL/FR
waxy
iso
amyl decanoate
FL/FR
ethyl decanoate
FL/FR
woody
beta-
ionone
FL/FR
 
Potential Uses:
 arrack
FRberry
FRblackberry
 fruit tropical fruit
FRmalt
 melon watermelon muskmelon cantaloupe
 modifier
FRmulberry
FRpineapple
FLplum greengage plum
FRplum mirabelle plum
FRraspberry
FRsaffron
FRstrawberry
FLvinegar
FLwhiskey
 
Occurrence (nature, food, other):note
 apple fruit
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 apple plant
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 beer
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 brandy grape brandy
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 cognac
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 pineapple fruit
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 rum
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 vinegar
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Synonyms:
iso-butyl formate
isobutyl formate natural
isobutyl methanoate
isobutyl methanote
iso-butyl-formate
isobutylformate
 formic acid 2-methyl propyl ester
 formic acid 2-methylpropyl ester
 formic acid isobutyl ester
 formic acid, 2-methylpropyl ester
 methanoic acid isobutyl ester
2-methyl propyl formate
2-methyl propyl methanoate
2-methyl-1-propanol formate
2-methyl-1-propyl formate
2-methylpropyl formate
2-methylpropyl methanoate
 tetryl formate
 

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Notes:
Found in brandy, rum, beer, and vinegar. Used in fruit flavouring
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