Ethyl pentanoate

Ethyl pentanoate

Chembox new
Name = Ethyl pentanoate
ImageFile = ethyl valerate.png ImageName =
OtherNames = Ethyl valerate
Section1 = Chembox Identifiers
CASNo = 539-82-2

Section2 = Chembox Properties
Formula = C7H14O2
MolarMass = 130.18 g/mol
Density = 0.877 g/cm3 at 20 °C
MeltingPt = -91 °C
BoilingPt = 145-146 °C

Section7 = Chembox Hazards
NFPA-H = 1
NFPA-F = 3

Ethyl pentanoate, also commonly known as ethyl valerate, is an organic compound used in flavors. It is an ester with the molecular formula C7H14O2. It is a clear, colorless liquid that is insoluble in water, but miscible with ethanol and diethyl ether.

As is the case with most volatile esters, it has a pleasant aroma and taste. It is used as a food additive to impart a fruity flavor, particularly of apple.


*"Merck Index", 12th Edition, 10042.


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