Ethyl pentanoate

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Ethyl pentanoate
Other names Ethyl valerate
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
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Properties
C7H14O2
Molar mass 130.18 g/mol
Density 0.877 g/cm3 at 20 °C
Melting point
Boiling point
Hazards
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

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.

References

  • Merck Index, 12th Edition, 10042.

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