Pentyl propanoate

Pentyl propanoate (also known as amyl propionate) is an organic ester formed by the condensation of pentan-1-ol and propanoic acid.[2] It is a colorless liquid with an apple-like odor, that floats on water.[3]

Pentyl propanoate
IUPAC name
Pentyl propanoate
Other names
Pentyl propionate
3D model (JSmol)
ECHA InfoCard 100.009.866
Molar mass 144.22 g/mol
Appearance Sweet fruity odor of apricot pineapple [1]
Density 0.870 g/cm3
Melting point −75 °C (−103 °F; 198 K)
Boiling point 168 °C (334 °F; 441 K)
Related compounds
Related Esters
Propyl propanoate
Butyl propanoate
Hexyl propanoate
Pentyl acetate
Pentyl butanoate
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Infobox references


  1. Reference Book on Fragrance Ingredients.pdf A Reference Book on Fragrance Ingredients
  2. "Amyl Propionate". Chemland21. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  3. "N-Pentyl Propionate". CAMEO Chemicals. NOAA. Retrieved 15 December 2012.

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