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April 29, 2008

Ester = methyl valerate

Filed under: found — Tags: , — wisterium @ 6:52 am

Unless you know Ester this won’t make much sense. But, I’ve finally picked an ester for the lady. (whom I am very excited to draw)

Its Methyl Pentanoate,commonly known as methyl valerate.

Info from wiki :

Methyl pentanoate, commonly known as methyl valerate, is the methyl] ester of pentanoic acid (valeric acid) with a fruity odor. It is marketed under the trade name Validol as a sedative. It is also used in the manufacture of plastics and as an insecticide.

Methyl pentanoate is commonly used in fragrances, beauty care, soap, laundry detergents at levels of 0.1 – 1%. In a very pure form (greater than 99.5%) it is used as a plasticizer in plastics.

Validol has a moderate vascular dilatative action and sedative properties and is commonly used as a medication in Eastern Europe as a treatment against nausea, mild heart disorders (cardalgia), motion sickness (including seasickness), nervousness and heartaches.

Methyl pentanoate[1]
IUPAC name Methyl pentanoate
Other names Methyl valerate
Identifiers
CAS number [624-24-8]
SMILES CCCCC(=O)OC
Properties
Molecular formula C6H12O2
Molar mass 116.16 g/mol
Density 0.89 g/cm3
Melting point <25 °C
Boiling point 126 °C
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