Octyl propanoate

  • Octyl propionate
  • Propionic acid, octyl ester
  • Propanoic acid, octyl ester
Formula
C11H22O2
Structure
Description
Colorless to pale yellow liquid with the odor of Myrtle berries.
Uses
Flavoring

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
142-60-9
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
205-548-6
R: 36/37/38
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C11H22O2
Formula mass
186.29
Melting point, °C
-42.6
Boiling point, °C
228
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.074 (25 C)
Density
0.8663 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Refractive index
1.4221 (15<sup>o</sup>C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
4.43
Heat of vaporization
46.5 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep in a tightly closed container in a well-ventilated location.
Protection
Safety goggles, suitable gloves and protective clothing.
Small spills/leaks
Take up with liquid-absorbent material. Transfer to a waste disposal container.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Oxides of carbon.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
92
Fire fighting
Extinguish with carbon dioxide, foam or dry chemical powder. Cool container with water spray from a safe distance. Use a self-contained breathing apparatus.
Fire potential
Combustible.
Hazards
Vapors are heaver than air. Can form explosive mixtures with air at ambient temperatures.

Health.
Exposure effects
May be harmful if inhaled, swallowed or if absorbed through the skin.

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

Transport.