Isobutyl isovalerate

  • Isobutyl 3-methylbutanoate
  • 2-Methyl-1-propyl isovalerate
  • Isobutyl isopentanoate
  • 2-Methylpropyl 3-methylbutanoate
  • 2-Methylpropyl 3-methylbutyrate
  • Butanoic acid, 3-methyl-, 2-methylpropyl ester
Formula
(CH3)2CHCH2COOCH2CH
Structure
Uses
Flavoring and production of fruit essences.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
589-59-3
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
209-653-8
36/37/38
RTECS
NY1506000
RTECS class
Primary Irritant
Merck
12,5160
Beilstein/Gmelin
1702649
Beilstein Reference
4-02-00-00898
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C9H18O2
Formula mass
158.24
Boiling point, °C
171
Vapor pressure, mmHg
1.4 (25 C)
Density
0.853 g/mL (20 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Refractive index
1.406
Heat of vaporization
40.7 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep tightly closed. Keep away from heat and open flame. Store in a cool dry place.
Protection
Compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Chemical safety goggles.
Respirators
Government approved respirator.
Small spills/leaks
Cover with dry-lime, sand, or soda ash. Place in covered containers using non-sparking tools and transport outdoors. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
50
Fire fighting
Extinguish using Carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder, or appropriate foam. Water spray. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Hazards
Combustible liquid. Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.

Health.
Exposure effects
Combustible (USA) Flammable (EU).
   Inhalation
Material may be irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
In case of contact, immediately wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water.
   Eyes
In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes.

Transport.