Propyl acetate

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Propyl acetate
Propyl acetate
General
Systematic name Propyl acetate
Other names Propyl ethanoate
n-Propyl ethanoate
n-Propyl acetate
Propylacetate
Acetic acid, propyl ester
n-Propyl ester of acetic acid
Molecular formula C5H10O2
SMILES CC(=O)OCCC
Molar mass 102.131 g/mol
Appearance Clear, colourless liquid
CAS number [109-60-4]
Properties
Density and phase 0.888 g/cm3, liquid
Melting point −95 °C (178 K)
Boiling point 101.6 °C (374.8 K)
Hazards
MSDS External MSDS
EU classification Flammable (F)
Irritant (Xi)
NFPA 704
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R-phrases R11, R36
S-phrases (S2), S16, S26, S29,
S33
OSHA TWA 200 ppm
OSHA STEL 250 ppm
Flash point 13-14 °C
Autoignition Temperature 450 °C
LEL/UEL 1.7-8% @ 38 °C
Related compounds
Related esters ethyl acetate
n-butyl acetate
isobutyl acetate
Related compounds propan-1-ol
acetic acid
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state (at 25°C, 100 kPa)
Infobox disclaimer and references

The chemical compound propyl acetate, also known as propyl ethanoate, is a common solvent. This clear, colourless liquid is known by its characteristic odour of pears. Due to this fact, it is commonly used as a flavouring additive. It is formed by the esterification of acetic acid and propan-1-ol.

External links

fi:N-propyyliasetaatti


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