Propyl propanoate (propyl propionate) is the organic compound with the formula C
7. It is the ester of propanol and propionic acid. Like most esters, propyl propanoate is a colorless liquid with a fruity odor. The scent of propyl propionate is described as a chemically tinged pineapple or pear. It is used in perfumery and as a solvent. The refractive index at 20 °C is 1.393.
|Preferred IUPAC name
3D model (JSmol)
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
|Molar mass||116.160 g·mol−1|
|Density||0.833 g/cm3 at 20 °C|
|Melting point||−76 °C (−105 °F; 197 K)|
|Boiling point||122–124 °C (252–255 °F; 395–397 K)|
|1 part per 200|
|Safety data sheet||Eastman MSDS|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).