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Isobutyraldehyde CAS NO. 78-84-2

Isobutyraldehyde is a colorless transparent liquid with a pungent smell. It is gradually oxidized into isobutyric acid in the air. Slightly soluble in water, miscible with ethanol, benzene, chloroform, ether, toluene, acetone, carbon disulfide. Used to synthesize cellulose esters, flavors, spices, etc. It is often used in baked foods, meat products, and frosting, too.

Additional information

Appearance

Colorless transparent liquid

Assay

99.5%MIN

Packing

200KG Drums

Butyraldehyde

0.26% MAX

Acidity

0.3%MAX

Water

0.3%MAX

Product data and descriptions listed are typical values, not intended to be used as specification.

Identifying Information

Synonyms: 2-Methylpropanal; 2-Methylpropionaldehyde; 2-Methylpropionaldehyde; 2-Methylpropanal
CAS NO.: 78-84-2
EINECS.: 201-149-6
Molecular Formula: C4H8O
Molecular weight: 72.106

Chemical Properties

Boiling Point: 67.1±8.0 °C at 760 mmHg
Melting point: −65 °C(lit.)
Flash Point: 18.9±0.0 °C
Density: 0.8±0.1 g/cm3
Index of Refraction: 1.367
Vapour Pressure: 147.4±0.1 mmHg at 25°C
Water solubility: 75 g/L (20 ºC)

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