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Creation date2010-04-08 22:09:59 UTC
Update date2019-11-26 03:06:09 UTC
Primary IDFDB012084
Secondary Accession NumbersNot Available
Chemical Information
FooDB NameMethyl butyrate
DescriptionMethyl butyrate 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. Methyl butyrate is a very hydrophobic molecule, practically insoluble (in water), and relatively neutral.
CAS Number623-42-7
Structure
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Synonyms
SynonymSource
Methyl butyric acidGenerator
Butanoic acid, methyl esterHMDB
Butyric acid, methyl esterHMDB
Methyl butanoateHMDB
Methyl ester OF butanoic acidHMDB
Methyl N-butanoateHMDB
Methyl N-butyrateHMDB
N-Butyric acid methyl esterHMDB
Methyl butanoic acidGenerator
Butyrate methyl esterGenerator
Methyl butyratedb_source
Methyl ester of butanoic acidbiospider
Methyl n-butanoatebiospider
Methyl n-butyratemanual
n-Butyric acid methyl esterbiospider
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
Water Solubility28.2 g/LALOGPS
logP1.22ALOGPS
logP1.07ChemAxon
logS-0.56ALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Basic)-7ChemAxon
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count0ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area26.3 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count3ChemAxon
Refractivity26.64 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability11.33 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings0ChemAxon
BioavailabilityYesChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Chemical FormulaC5H10O2
IUPAC namemethyl butanoate
InChI IdentifierInChI=1S/C5H10O2/c1-3-4-5(6)7-2/h3-4H2,1-2H3
InChI KeyUUIQMZJEGPQKFD-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Isomeric SMILESCCCC(=O)OC
Average Molecular Weight102.1317
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight102.068079564
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 Descriptors
Ontology
Disposition

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Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
PropertyValueReference
Physical stateNot Available
Physical DescriptionNot Available
Mass CompositionC 58.80%; H 9.87%; O 31.33%DFC
Melting PointMp -95°DFC
Boiling PointBp 102.3°DFC
Experimental Water Solubility15 mg/mL at 25 oCYALKOWSKY,SH & DANNENFELSER,RM (1992)
Experimental logP1.29HANSCH,C ET AL. (1995)
Experimental pKaNot Available
Isoelectric pointNot Available
ChargeNot Available
Optical RotationNot Available
Spectroscopic UV DataNot Available
Densityd04 0.92DFC
Refractive Indexn20D 1.3878DFC
Spectra
Spectra
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash KeyView
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-00dl-9000000000-b0683e7f6a55b4e40d11JSpectraViewer | MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-006x-9000000000-baf5efad57ba73b6f451JSpectraViewer | MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-00di-9000000000-8a7acd9e42c22517c60dJSpectraViewer | MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-00dl-9000000000-ba948fad382703d250d8JSpectraViewer | MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-00dl-9000000000-b0683e7f6a55b4e40d11JSpectraViewer | MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-006x-9000000000-baf5efad57ba73b6f451JSpectraViewer | MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-00di-9000000000-8a7acd9e42c22517c60dJSpectraViewer | MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-00dl-9000000000-ba948fad382703d250d8JSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (Non-derivatized) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-002f-9000000000-222b7c045b577f2de54bJSpectraViewer
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-0uk9-9500000000-037f1e696a0e37e25696JSpectraViewer
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-0uk9-9300000000-e1a18db6742d2c6fc57dJSpectraViewer
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-002f-9000000000-17e524f7ae5882020915JSpectraViewer
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-0udi-5900000000-5bf8de569c9c932dd360JSpectraViewer
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-0uxr-9600000000-322a87e75805219758f2JSpectraViewer
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-00kf-9000000000-b99fba8bb3d3a454fe41JSpectraViewer
MSMass Spectrum (Electron Ionization)splash10-006x-9000000000-122de4bce74db46c6894JSpectraViewer | MoNA
1D NMR13C NMR SpectrumNot AvailableJSpectraViewer
ChemSpider ID11680
ChEMBL IDCHEMBL15859
KEGG Compound IDNot Available
Pubchem Compound ID12180
Pubchem Substance IDNot Available
ChEBI IDNot Available
Phenol-Explorer IDNot Available
DrugBank IDNot Available
HMDB IDHMDB33890
CRC / DFC (Dictionary of Food Compounds) IDHCX15-D:HCZ96-M
EAFUS ID2286
Dr. Duke IDBUTANOIC-ACID-METHYL-ESTER|METHYL-BUTYRATE
BIGG IDNot Available
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
HET IDNot Available
Food Biomarker OntologyNot Available
VMH IDNot Available
Flavornet ID623-42-7
GoodScent IDrw1008721
SuperScent IDNot Available
Wikipedia IDMethyl_butyrate
Phenol-Explorer Metabolite IDNot Available
Duplicate IDSNot Available
Old DFC IDSNot Available
Associated Foods
FoodContent Range AverageReference
FoodReference
Biological Effects and Interactions
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DescriptorIDDefinitionReference
flavor48318 A substance, extract, or preparation for diffusing or imparting an agreeable or attractive smell.DUKE
perfumery48318 A substance, extract, or preparation for diffusing or imparting an agreeable or attractive smell.DUKE
EnzymesNot Available
PathwaysNot Available
MetabolismNot Available
BiosynthesisNot Available
Organoleptic Properties
Flavours
FlavorCitations
ether
  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
fruit
  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
sweet
  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
  2. The Good Scents Company (2009). Flavor and fragrance information catalog. <http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/allprod.html> Accessed 15.10.23.
fruity
  1. The Good Scents Company (2009). Flavor and fragrance information catalog. <http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/allprod.html> Accessed 15.10.23.
apple
  1. The Good Scents Company (2009). Flavor and fragrance information catalog. <http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/allprod.html> Accessed 15.10.23.
banana
  1. The Good Scents Company (2009). Flavor and fragrance information catalog. <http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/allprod.html> Accessed 15.10.23.
pineapple
  1. The Good Scents Company (2009). Flavor and fragrance information catalog. <http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/allprod.html> Accessed 15.10.23.
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).