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4-Methylvaleric acid

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4-Methylvaleric acid Chemical Properties
  • Melting point:-35 °C
  • Boiling point:199-201 °C(lit.)
  • Density 0.923 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
  • FEMA 3463 | 4-METHYLPENTANOIC ACID
  • refractive index n20/D 1.414(lit.)
  • Flash point:207 °F
  • storage temp. Store below +30°C.
  • form Liquid
  • pka4.84(at 18℃)
  • Specific Gravity0.923
  • color Clear colorless to slightly yellow
  • Odor Threshold0.0004ppm
  • Water Solubility INSOLUBLE
  • JECFA Number264
  • BRN 1741912
  • Stability:Stable. Incompatible with strong bases, strong oxidizing agents.
  • InChIKeyFGKJLKRYENPLQH-UHFFFAOYSA-N
  • CAS DataBase Reference646-07-1(CAS DataBase Reference)
  • NIST Chemistry ReferencePentanoic acid, 4-methyl-(646-07-1)
  • EPA Substance Registry SystemPentanoic acid, 4-methyl- (646-07-1)
Safety Information
  • Hazard Codes Xn,C
  • Risk Statements 21-38-34
  • Safety Statements 36/37-45-36/37/39-25
  • RIDADR UN 2810 6.1/PG 3
  • WGK Germany 3
  • RTECS NR2975000
  • 13
  • TSCA T
  • HazardClass 8
  • PackingGroup III
  • HS Code 29159080
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4-Methylvaleric acid Usage And Synthesis
  • Description4-Methylpentanoic acid has an unpleasant sour and penetrating odor.
  • Chemical Properties4-Methylpentanoic acid has an unpleasant, sour, penetrating odor.
  • Chemical Propertiesslightly brown liquid
  • OccurrenceReported found in apple, roasted barley, beef, prefermented bread, Camembert cheese, Emmenthal cheese, roasted cocoa beans, dry cured ham, hops, roasted pecans, rum, soybeans, black tea, wine, guava, papaya, strawberry fruit and jam, baked potato, bell pepper, tomato, many cheeses, fish, beef, mutton, hop oil, mushrooms, mango, rice, sake, malt, wort, dried bonito and mussels
  • UsesIntermediate for plasticizers, pharmaceuticalsand perfumes.
  • DefinitionChEBI: A methyl-branched fatty acid that is pentanoic acid with a methyl group substituent at position 4. It is a metabolite of 20 alpha-hydroxycholesterol
  • Aroma threshold valuesDetection: 810 ppb.
  • Synthesis Reference(s)The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 40, p. 1844, 1975 DOI: 10.1021/jo00900a040
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