- Methyl 4-oxopentanoate
- Pentanoic acid, 4-oxo-, methyl ester
- 4-Oxopentanoic acid methyl ester
- Methyl b-acetylpropionate
- Methyl levulate
Colorless liquid with a pleasant odor.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
193 - 195
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.41 (25 C)
1.05 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
1.4232 (17 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
Heat of vaporization
Hazards and Protection.
Keep container tightly sealed. Store in cool, dry place in tightly closed containers.
Impervious gloves. Safety glasses. Protective work clothing.
Absorb with liquid-binding material (sand, diatomite, acid binders, universal binders, sawdust). Ensure adequate ventilation
Decomposition will not occur if used and stored according to specifications. Keep away from heat and light.
Extinguish using carbon dioxide, extinguishing powder or water spray. Fight larger fires with water spray or alcohol resistant foam. Wear self-contained respirator. Wear fully protective impervious suit.
Causes irritation of the eyes, skin and mucous membranes.
Seek immediate medical advice.
Supply fresh air. If required, provide artificial respiration. Keep patient warm. Seek immediate medical advice.
Immediately wash with water and soap and rinse thoroughly. Seek immediate medical advice.
Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. Then consult a doctor.