Octyl butanoate

  • Octyl butyrate
  • Butanoic acid, octyl ester
  • Butyric acid, octyl ester
Formula
C12H24O2
Structure
Description
Colorless to pale yellow liquid with a herbaceous odor.
Uses
Flavoring.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
110-39-4
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
203-762-4
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C12H24O2
Formula mass
200.32
Melting point, °C
-56
Boiling point, °C
224
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.035 (25 C)
Density
0.870 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Partition coefficient, pKow
4.96
Heat of vaporization
47.9 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep container tightly closed in a well ventilated area.
Protection
Wear safety goggles, gloves and protective clothing.
Small spills/leaks
Take up with liquid-absorbant material. Transfer to waste container. Clean affected area.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents, strong bases.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
103
Fire fighting
Extinguish with carbon dioxide, foam or powder. Cool container with water spray from a safe distance. Wear self-contained brething apparatus.
Fire potential
Combustible. Vapors are heavier than air. Can form explosive mixtures with air at ambient temperatures.

Health.
Exposure effects

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Immediately drink plenty of water. Seek medical advice.
   Inhalation
Move to fresh air.
   Skin
Take off all contaminated clothing, wash with plenty of water.
   Eyes
Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water and seek medical advice.

Transport.