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Creation date2010-04-08 22:07:56 UTC
Update date2019-11-27 17:13:53 UTC
Primary IDFDB008135
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • FDB011876
Chemical Information
FooDB Name2-Methylbutanoic acid
DescriptionEthylmethylacetic acid, also known as alpha-methyl butyric acid or a-methyl butyrate, belongs to the class of organic compounds known as methyl-branched fatty acids. These are fatty acids with an acyl chain that has a methyl branch. Usually, they are saturated and contain only one or more methyl group. However, branches other than methyl may be present. Ethylmethylacetic acid is a very hydrophobic molecule, practically insoluble (in water), and relatively neutral.
CAS Number116-53-0
Structure
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Synonyms
SynonymSource
2-Methybutyric acidChEBI
alpha-Methyl butyric acidChEBI
alpha-Methylbutyric acidChEBI
Butane-2-carboxylic acidChEBI
Methylethylacetic acidChEBI
2-Methylbutyric acidKegg
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(+/-)-2-methylbutyrateHMDB
(+/-)-2-methylbutyric acidHMDB
2-EthylpropionateHMDB
2-Ethylpropionic acidHMDB
2-Methyl butyrateHMDB
2-Methyl butyric acidHMDB
2-MethylbutanoateHMDB
2-Methylbutanoic acidHMDB
D-2-Methyl butyrateHMDB
D-2-Methyl butyric acidHMDB
DL-2-Methy butyrateHMDB
DL-2-Methy butyric acidHMDB
DL-2-MethylbutyrateHMDB
DL-2-Methylbutyric acidHMDB
2-Methylbutyrate, (+-)-isomerHMDB
2-Methylbutyrate, sodium saltHMDB
RS-2-MethylbutyrateHMDB
Ethylmethylacetic acidChEBI
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Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
Water Solubility57.2 g/LALOGPS
logP1.47ALOGPS
logP1.46ChemAxon
logS-0.25ALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)4.97ChemAxon
Physiological Charge-1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count2ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count1ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area37.3 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count2ChemAxon
Refractivity26.45 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability10.98 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings0ChemAxon
Bioavailability1ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Chemical FormulaC5H10O2
IUPAC name2-methylbutanoic acid
InChI IdentifierInChI=1S/C5H10O2/c1-3-4(2)5(6)7/h4H,3H2,1-2H3,(H,6,7)
InChI KeyWLAMNBDJUVNPJU-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Isomeric SMILESCCC(C)C(O)=O
Average Molecular Weight102.1317
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight102.068079564
Classification
Description belongs to the class of organic compounds known as methyl-branched fatty acids. These are fatty acids with an acyl chain that has a methyl branch. Usually, they are saturated and contain only one or more methyl group. However, branches other than methyl may be present.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassLipids and lipid-like molecules
ClassFatty Acyls
Sub ClassFatty acids and conjugates
Direct ParentMethyl-branched fatty acids
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • Methyl-branched fatty acid
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Carboxylic acid
  • Carboxylic acid derivative
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Organic oxide
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic acyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Ontology
Disposition

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Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
PropertyValueReference
Physical stateSolid
Physical DescriptionNot Available
Mass CompositionC 58.80%; H 9.87%; O 31.33%DFC
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
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-05i3-9000000000-0aaa78177c0a6f4e0f30View in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-05i3-9000000000-0aaa78177c0a6f4e0f30View in MoNA
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (Non-derivatized) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-056r-9000000000-2909ffab0f5a63851edfView in MoNA
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (1 TMS) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-05dr-9200000000-d03c368f82e8aafbbf2eView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - EI-B (HITACHI M-80B) , Positivesplash10-05i3-9000000000-1b5a036458bffab2edb2View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-0udr-9500000000-015593bb5625d47062e0View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-0a4r-9100000000-9cefc93a02ed409afaa7View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-0a4i-9000000000-4c09f00d4b395429c15fView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-0udr-9500000000-015593bb5625d47062e0View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-0a4r-9100000000-9cefc93a02ed409afaa7View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-0a4i-9000000000-4c09f00d4b395429c15fView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-0udi-2900000000-91099c4563c2a38048c7View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-0pb9-9500000000-614d914711126947b2ccView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-0a4i-9000000000-0c48b735fe7cb3bd438fView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-0udi-2900000000-91099c4563c2a38048c7View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-0pb9-9500000000-614d914711126947b2ccView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-0a4i-9000000000-0c48b735fe7cb3bd438fView in MoNA
MSMass Spectrum (Electron Ionization)splash10-05i0-9000000000-5202133990304f535e3eView in MoNA
1D NMR1H NMR SpectrumNot AvailableView in JSpectraViewer
1D NMR1H NMR SpectrumNot AvailableView in JSpectraViewer
1D NMR13C NMR SpectrumNot AvailableView in JSpectraViewer
ChemSpider ID8012
ChEMBL IDCHEMBL1160012
KEGG Compound IDC18319
Pubchem Compound ID8314
Pubchem Substance IDNot Available
ChEBI ID37070
Phenol-Explorer IDNot Available
DrugBank IDNot Available
HMDB IDHMDB02176
CRC / DFC (Dictionary of Food Compounds) IDDCL63-Q:DCL63-Q
EAFUS ID2287
Dr. Duke ID2-METHYL-BUTANOIC-ACID|2-METHYL-BUTYRIC-ACID
BIGG IDNot Available
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
HET IDNot Available
Food Biomarker OntologyNot Available
VMH IDNot Available
Flavornet ID116-53-0
GoodScent IDrw1056421
SuperScent ID8314
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
Flavours
FlavorCitations
cheese
  1. Arn, H, Acree TE. “Flavornet: A database of aroma compounds based on odor potency in natural products”. Developments in Food Science 40 (1998): 27. doi:10.1016/S0167-4501(98)80029-0
sweat
  1. Arn, H, Acree TE. “Flavornet: A database of aroma compounds based on odor potency in natural products”. Developments in Food Science 40 (1998): 27. doi:10.1016/S0167-4501(98)80029-0
sour
  1. Dunkel, M. et al. SuperScent – a database of flavors and scents. Nucleic Acids Research 2008, doi:10.1093/nar/gkn695
strawberry
  1. Dunkel, M. et al. SuperScent – a database of flavors and scents. Nucleic Acids Research 2008, doi:10.1093/nar/gkn695
pungent
  1. The Good Scents Company (2009). Flavor and fragrance information catalog. <http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/allprod.html> Accessed 15.10.23.
acid
  1. The Good Scents Company (2009). Flavor and fragrance information catalog. <http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/allprod.html> Accessed 15.10.23.
roquefort cheese
  1. The Good Scents Company (2009). Flavor and fragrance information catalog. <http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/allprod.html> Accessed 15.10.23.
Files
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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).