Record Information
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Creation date2010-04-08 22:05:57 UTC
Update date2018-01-25 19:30:25 UTC
Primary IDFDB003808
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • FDB015096
Chemical Information
FooDB NameMethylisocaproate
DescriptionMethyl 4-methylpentanoate is a member of the class of compounds known as fatty acid methyl esters. Fatty acid methyl esters are compounds containing a fatty acid that is esterified with a methyl group. They have the general structure RC(=O)OR', where R=fatty aliphatic tail or organyl group and R'=methyl group. Thus, methyl 4-methylpentanoate is considered to be a fatty ester lipid molecule. Methyl 4-methylpentanoate is slightly soluble (in water) and an extremely weak basic (essentially neutral) compound (based on its pKa). Methyl 4-methylpentanoate can be found in fruits, which makes methyl 4-methylpentanoate a potential biomarker for the consumption of this food product.
CAS Number2412-80-8
Structure
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Synonyms
SynonymSource
Methyl 4-methylpentanoic acidGenerator
4-Methylpentanoic acid methyl esterHMDB
4-Methylvaleric acid, methyl esterHMDB
FEMA 2721HMDB
Methyl 4-methylvalerateHMDB
Methyl isobutylacetateHMDB
Methyl isocaproateHMDB
Pentanoic acid, 4-methyl-, methyl esterHMDB
Valeric acid, 4-methyl-, methyl esterHMDB
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
Water Solubility2.49 g/LALOGPS
logP2.27ALOGPS
logP1.8ChemAxon
logS-1.7ALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Basic)-7ChemAxon
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count0ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area26.3 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count4ChemAxon
Refractivity35.79 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability15.18 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings0ChemAxon
Bioavailability1ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Chemical FormulaC7H14O2
IUPAC namemethyl 4-methylpentanoate
InChI IdentifierInChI=1S/C7H14O2/c1-6(2)4-5-7(8)9-3/h6H,4-5H2,1-3H3
InChI KeyKBCOVKHULBZKNY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Isomeric SMILESCOC(=O)CCC(C)C
Average Molecular Weight130.1849
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight130.099379692
Classification
Description belongs to the class of organic compounds known as fatty acid methyl esters. Fatty acid methyl esters are compounds containing a fatty acid that is esterified with a methyl group. They have the general structure RC(=O)OR', where R=fatty aliphatic tail or organyl group and R'=methyl group.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassLipids and lipid-like molecules
ClassFatty Acyls
Sub ClassFatty acid esters
Direct ParentFatty acid methyl esters
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • Fatty acid methyl ester
  • Methyl ester
  • Carboxylic acid ester
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Carboxylic acid derivative
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Organic oxide
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic acyclic compounds
External DescriptorsNot Available
Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
PropertyValueReference
Physical stateNot Available
Physical DescriptionNot Available
Mass CompositionNot Available
Melting PointNot Available
Boiling PointNot Available
Experimental Water SolubilityNot Available
Experimental logPNot Available
Experimental pKaNot Available
Isoelectric pointNot Available
ChargeNot Available
Optical RotationNot Available
Spectroscopic UV DataNot Available
DensityNot Available
Refractive IndexNot Available
Spectra
Spectra
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash Key
ChemSpider IDNot Available
ChEMBL IDNot Available
KEGG Compound IDNot Available
Pubchem Compound IDNot Available
Pubchem Substance IDNot Available
ChEBI IDNot Available
Phenol-Explorer IDNot Available
DrugBank IDNot Available
HMDB IDNot Available
CRC / DFC (Dictionary of Food Compounds) IDNot Available
EAFUS IDNot Available
Dr. Duke IDMETHYL-ISOCAPROATE
BIGG IDNot Available
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
HET IDNot Available
Flavornet IDNot Available
GoodScent IDNot Available
SuperScent IDNot Available
Wikipedia IDNot Available
Phenol-Explorer Metabolite IDNot Available
Duplicate IDSNot Available
Old DFC IDSNot Available
Associated Foods
FoodContent Range AverageReference
FoodReference
Biological Effects and Interactions
Health Effects / BioactivitiesNot Available
EnzymesNot Available
PathwaysNot Available
MetabolismNot Available
BiosynthesisNot Available
Organoleptic Properties
FlavoursNot Available
Files
MSDSNot Available
References
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
General ReferenceNot Available
Content Reference— Duke, James. 'Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. United States Department of Agriculture.' Agricultural Research Service, Accessed April 27 (2004).