Butyric acid propyl ester
|Surname||Butyric acid propyl ester|
|Molecular formula||C 7 H 14 O 2|
colorless liquid with a sweet odor
|External identifiers / databases|
|Molar mass||130.19 g mol −1|
0.87 g cm −3
−95.2 ° C
143 ° C
almost insoluble in water
1.4001 (20 ° C)
|As far as possible and customary, SI units are used. Unless otherwise noted, the data given apply to standard conditions . Refractive index: Na-D line , 20 ° C|
Butyric acid propyl ester (more precisely: butyric acid n- propyl ester) is an ester of butyric acid (butanoic acid) and the alcohol 1-propanol , which smells like strawberries. It is a colorless liquid at room temperature. Butyric acid propyl ester has the empirical formula C 7 H 14 O 2 .
It is used in perfumes and as a flavoring agent.
- David R. Lide (Ed.): CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics . 90th edition. (Internet version: 2010), CRC Press / Taylor and Francis, Boca Raton, FL, Physical Constants of Organic Compounds, pp. 3-444.