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Identification

Name
Methyl levulinate
CAS
624-45-3
Synonyms
3-ACETYLPROPIONIC ACID METHYL ESTER
4-KETOVALERIC ACID METHYL ESTER
4-OXOVALERIC ACID METHYL ESTER
LEVULINIC ACID METHYL ESTER
METHYL 4-OXOVALERATE
METHYL LEVULINATE
4-Oxo-pentanoic acid methyl ester (methyl levulinate)
4-oxo-pentanoicacidmethylester
4-oxo-pentanoicacimethylester
Methyl 4-oxopentanoate
Methyl ester of 4-Oxopentanoic acid
Methyl levulate
METHYL LEVUINATE
Pentanoic acid, 4-oxo-, methyl ester
PENTANOICACID,4-OXO-,METHYL
Methyl levulinate, 99+%
Methyl b-acetylpropionate
Methyl 3-acetylpropionate
EINECS(EC#)
210-846-4
Molecular Formula
C6H10O3
MDL Number
MFCD00017499
Molecular Weight
130.14
MOL File
624-45-3.mol

Chemical Properties

Melting point 
237 °C
Boiling point 
193-195 °C (lit.)
bp 
193-195 °C(lit.)

density 
1.051 g/mL at 20 °C(lit.)

FEMA 
4478 | METHYL LEVULINATE
refractive index 
n20/D 1.422

Fp 
72°C
solubility 
It is soluble in ethanol, ether, acetone and benzene.
form 
Liquid
Specific Gravity
1.05
JECFA Number
1970
BRN 
1754008
InChIKey
UAGJVSRUFNSIHR-UHFFFAOYSA-N
CAS DataBase Reference
624-45-3(CAS DataBase Reference)
NIST Chemistry Reference
Pentanoic acid, 4-oxo-, methyl ester(624-45-3)

Safety Data

Safety Statements 
S23:Do not breathe gas/fumes/vapor/spray (appropriate wording to be specified by the manufacturer) .
S24/25:Avoid contact with skin and eyes .
WGK Germany 
3

HS Code 
29183000

Material Safety Data Sheet(MSDS)

Hazard Information

Chemical Properties
Colorless liquid
Uses
Methyl levulinate is mainly used as raw material on perfume.
Synthesis Reference(s)
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 70, p. 2624, 1948 DOI: 10.1021/ja01188a004
Tetrahedron, 42, p. 4247, 1986 DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4020(01)87649-3
Synthetic Communications, 13, p. 509, 1983 DOI: 10.1080/00397918308081830
General Description
Methyl levulinate can be synthesized from glucose in the presence of a few drops of dilute sulfuric acid in methanol.

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