A clear, sweet smelling organic ester used a solvent, perfume, and general reagent in various transesterification reactions. Propyl propionate has been considered as a safer substitute for toluene, however there is little to no information available on its long term affects on humans.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Propyl propanoate (IUPAC); propanoic acid, propyl ester;
- Evaporates faster than xylene
- Appears to be an effective carrier for Paraloid B72
- Highly flammable with a low flash point (-19C).
- Overexposure can cause skin, eye, nose and throat irritation, headache and dizziness.
- Vapors can be toxic
- Ingestion causes vomiting.
- ThermoFisher: SDS
Physical and Chemical Properties
Miscible with water, ethanol, dimethylformamide, chloroform, ether and most oils.
|Melting Point||-76 C|
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 58.08|
|Boiling Point||122-124 C|
Resources and Citations
- AIC Global Conservation Forum: Propyl propionate
- NIST: Propanoic acid, propyl ester Provides mass spectrum and link to IR spectrum.
- MilliporeSigma: https://www.sigmaaldrich.com/US/en/product/aldrich/112267 Propyl propionate]
- Wikipedia: Propyl propanoate