Pentyl pentanoate

Pentyl pentanoate (C4H9COOC5H11) is an ester used in dilute solution to replicate the scent or flavour of apple, and sometimes pineapple.[1] It is referred to as pentyl valerate or amyl pentanoate using classical nomenclature. it can be used for a variety of chemical uses, such as in the production of flavoured products, like sweets.

Pentyl pentanoate
IUPAC name
Pentyl pentanoate
3D model (JSmol)
ECHA InfoCard 100.016.844
EC Number
  • 218-528-7
Molar mass 172.268 g·mol−1
Density 0.874 g/cm3
Boiling point 207 °C (405 °F; 480 K)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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