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Isobutyl formate

Isobutyl formate

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Isobutyl formate (2-methylpropyl methanoate) is a clear, colorless, flammable C4 alkyl ester with the chemical formula C5H10O2. Isobutyl formate has limited solubility in water but is miscible with most organic solvents. It has many uses because of its sweet, raspberry-like, rum-like, fruity, and ethereal odor. Isobutyl formate is a key ingredient used by cosmetologists because of its pleasant fragrance. It is also commonly used as a specialty solvent for dyes, lacquers, adhesives, paint, inks, and cleansing agents.

  • Tech Specs

    Appearance: colorless to yellowish liquid

    CAS: 542-55-2

    Formula: C5H10O2

    MW:  102.13g/mol

    Odor: fruity

    BP: 97-101 °C

    Flash point: 10-17 °C

    Density: 0.82-0.90g/mL

    Solubility: soluble in organic solvents

  • Synonyms

    isobutyl methanoate; 2-methylpropyl formate; 2-methylpropyl methanoate

  • Tags

    Carboxylate Ester; alkyl formate, isobutyl ester, formate ester; formic acid ester

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