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Name Butyl propionate
CAS 590-01-2
EINECS(EC#) 209-669-5
Molecular Formula C7H14O2
MDL Number MFCD00009448
Molecular Weight 130.18
MOL File 590-01-2.mol

Chemical Properties

Appearance Butyl propionate is a flammable, colorless to straw-yellow liquid with an apple-like odor.
Melting point  -75 °C
Boiling point  145 °C/756 mmHg (lit.)
density  0.875 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
vapor density  4.5 (vs air)
FEMA  2211
refractive index  n20/D 1.401(lit.)
Fp  101 °F
storage temp.  Flammables area
solubility  1.5g/l
form  Liquid
color  Clear colorless
Odor Threshold 0.036ppm
Water Solubility  0.2 g/100 mL (20 ºC)
Merck  14,1587
JECFA Number 143

Solvent for nitrocellulose, retarder in lacquer thinner, ingredient of perfumes, flavors.

CAS DataBase Reference 590-01-2(CAS DataBase Reference)
NIST Chemistry Reference Propanoic acid, butyl ester(590-01-2)
EPA Substance Registry System Butyl propionate (590-01-2)

Safety Data

Hazard Codes  Xi
Risk Statements 

R36/37/38:Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin .

Safety Statements 

S16:Keep away from sources of ignition-No smoking .
S26:In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice .
S36/37/39:Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection .

RIDADR  UN 1914 3/PG 3
WGK Germany  1
RTECS  UE8245000
Autoignition Temperature 799 °F
HazardClass  3
PackingGroup  III
HS Code  29155090
Safety Profile

Mildly toxic by ingestion. A skin irritant. Dangerously flammable when exposed to heat or flame. To fight fire, use foam, CO2, dry chemical. Incompatible with oxidizing materials. See also ESTERS, n-BUTYL ALCOHOL, and PROPIONIC ACID.

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