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Isopentanoic acid, 3-methylbutyric acid

(CH3)2CHCH2COOH

F.W. 102.13

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Hazard Alert

Moderately toxic by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption. Corrosive to body tissue, especially mucous membranes. Avoid all body tissue contact. Combustible liquid. LD50 1850 mg/kg.

Product Details

Storage:
Organic #1
Disposal:
Soluble:
Slightly soluble in water. Soluble in alcohol and other organic solvents.
Color:
None
Odor:
Rancid cheese.
CAS No.:
503-74-2
Technical Note:
Use to prepare isoamyl isovalerate, an apple-scented ester.