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Ethyl propionate

Ethyl propionate

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Ethyl propionate is a sweet, rum-smelling ester of propionic acid and ethanol. It is less volatile and safer option for chlorinated solvents, toluene, benzene, MTBE, hexane, or even ethyl acetate. A study by Zakko and co-workers established that ethyl propionate is less toxic and more user-friendly than MTBE (Zakko, S. F., Gastroenterology, 1997, 113: 232-237). 
In biofuel applications, ethyl propionate is mentioned as the reference short chain fatty acid ester used as a first generation biodiesel (Andersen, V. F., J. Phys. Chem A. 2012, 116, 21, 5164-5179). In air care applications, the rum scent of ethyl propionate is irresistible resulting its use as a pineapple, rum-like odorant. Other mainstream applications include 

  • fuel additive
  • cleaning solutions additive
  • cosmetic additive
  • nickel electroplating additive
  • specialty reagent in plastic, rubber, dyes, and medicinal drug manufacturing
  • specialty solvent
  • Product Information

    • Product ID: ETPRO
    • Purity: 98%+
    • CAS: 105-37-3
    • Formula: C5H10O2
    • MW: 102.13g/mol
    • Density: 0.86-0.90g/ml
    • BP: 96-102C
    • Flash point: 10-14C
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