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ethyl 4-methyl valerate
ethyl 4-methylpentanoate

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Name:ethyl 4-methylpentanoate
CAS Number: 25415-67-2Picture of molecule3D/inchi
ECHA EINECS - REACH Pre-Reg:246-955-9
Nikkaji Web:J43.448E
Beilstein Number:1747377
XlogP3-AA:2.10 (est)
Molecular Weight:144.21392000
Formula:C8 H16 O2
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Category:flavor and fragrance agents
US / EU / FDA / JECFA / FEMA / FLAVIS / Scholar / Patent Information:
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FEMA Number:4343 ethyl 4-methylpentanoate
FDA:No longer provide for the use of these seven synthetic flavoring substances
Physical Properties:
Appearance:colorless clear liquid (est)
Assay: 97.00 to 100.00
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Specific Gravity:0.86800 @ 25.00 °C.
Refractive Index:1.40600 @ 20.00 °C.
Boiling Point: 160.00 to 163.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg
Vapor Pressure:2.906000 mmHg @ 25.00 °C. (est)
Flash Point: 109.00 °F. TCC ( 42.78 °C. )
logP (o/w): 2.667 (est)
Soluble in:
 water, 356.7 mg/L @ 25 °C (est)
Insoluble in:
Organoleptic Properties:
Odor Description:at 100.00 %. fruity
Odor and/or flavor descriptions from others (if found).
Cosmetic Information:
None found
For experimental / research use only.
Pentanoic acid,4-methyl-, ethyl ester
Beijing Lys Chemicals
Ethyl 4-methylpentanoate
BOC Sciences
For experimental / research use only.
Pentanoic acid,4-methyl-, ethyl ester
Inoue Perfumery
Penta International
Santa Cruz Biotechnology
For experimental / research use only.
Ethyl 4-methylvalerate
Sigma-Aldrich: Aldrich
For experimental / research use only.
Ethyl 4-methyl valerate
Safety Information:
Preferred SDS: View
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
Hazard statement(s)
None found.
Precautionary statement(s)
None found.
Oral/Parenteral Toxicity:
Not determined
Dermal Toxicity:
Not determined
Inhalation Toxicity:
Not determined
Safety in Use Information:
flavor and fragrance agents
RIFM Fragrance Material Safety Assessment: Search
IFRA Code of Practice Notification of the 49th Amendment to the IFRA Code of Practice
Recommendation for ethyl 4-methyl valerate usage levels up to:
  8.0000 % in the fragrance concentrate.
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: 23
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 average usual ppmaverage maximum ppm
baked goods: --
beverages(nonalcoholic): 5.0000050.00000
beverages(alcoholic): --
breakfast cereal: --
cheese: --
chewing gum: --
condiments / relishes: --
confectionery froastings: --
egg products: --
fats / oils: --
fish products: --
frozen dairy: --
fruit ices: --
gelatins / puddings: --
granulated sugar: --
gravies: --
hard candy: --
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:
EPI System: View
AIDS Citations:Search
Cancer Citations:Search
Toxicology Citations:Search
EPA Substance Registry Services (TSCA):25415-67-2
EPA ACToR:Toxicology Data
EPA Substance Registry Services (SRS):Registry
Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary :117477
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:Data
WGK Germany:3
ethyl 4-methylpentanoate
 ethyl 4-methylpentanoate
NIST Chemistry WebBook:Search Inchi
Pubchem (cid):117477
Pubchem (sid):135074044
Other Information:
(IUPAC):Atomic Weights of the Elements 2011 (pdf)
Videos:The Periodic Table of Videos
tgsc:Atomic Weights use for this web site
(IUPAC):Periodic Table of the Elements
FDA Substances Added to Food (formerly EAFUS):View
HMDB (The Human Metabolome Database):HMDB32272
VCF-Online:VCF Volatile Compounds in Food
Potential Blenders and core components note
None Found
Potential Uses:
None Found
Occurrence (nature, food, other):note
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Used as a food additive [EAFUS]
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