Isobutyl Acetate
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Title: Isobutyl Acetate
CAS Registry Number: 110-19-0
Molecular Formula: C6H12O2
Molecular Weight: 116.16
Percent Composition: C 62.04%, H 10.41%, O 27.55%
Line Formula: CH3COOCH2CH(CH3)2
Literature References: Prepn from isobutyl alcohol + acetic acid: BE 505023 (1951 to Soc. Belge de l'Azote et des Prod. Chim. du Marly); from methyl isobutyl ketone: White, Emmons, Tetrahedron 17, 31 (1962). Isoln from wood-rotting fungus, Endoconidiophora coerulescens Münch.: Birkinshaw, Morgan, Biochem. J. 47, 55 (1950).
Properties: Colorless liquid. d420 0.871. bp 118°. mp -99°. Flash pt, closed cup: 64°F (18°C). nD19 1.3907. Sol in 180 parts water, freely in alc.
Melting point: mp -99°
Boiling point: bp 118°
Flash point: Flash pt, closed cup: 64°F (18°C)
Index of refraction: nD19 1.3907
Density: d420 0.871
CAUTION: Potential symptoms of overexposure are headache; drowsiness; irritation of eyes, upper respiratory system and skin; anesthesia. See NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (DHHS/NIOSH 97-140, 1997) p 176.
Use: Flavoring, solvent.

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