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Title: Isovaleraldehyde
CAS Registry Number: 590-86-3
CAS Name: 3-Methylbutanal
Additional Names: isovaleral; isovaleric aldehyde
Molecular Formula: C5H10O
Molecular Weight: 86.13
Percent Composition: C 69.72%, H 11.70%, O 18.58%
Line Formula: (CH3)2CHCH2CHO
Literature References: Occurs in orange, lemon, peppermint, eucalyptus and other oils. Made by oxidation of isoamyl alcohol with Na2Cr2O7 and H2SO4.
Properties: Colorless liquid; pungent apple-like odor. d2020 0.785. mp -51°. bp 92-93°. nD20 1.3902. Sparingly sol in water; miscible with alcohol, ether.
Melting point: mp -51°
Boiling point: bp 92-93°
Index of refraction: nD20 1.3902
Density: d2020 0.785
Use: In artificial flavors and perfumes.

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