2-Methylvaleric acid

2-Methylpentanoic acid is colorless to slightly yellow liquid with strong pungent, unhappy acid odor. It is prepared by aldol condensation of propanal catalyzed by dilute alkali, then dehydroxylation, hydrogenation, and oxidation. It is mainly used in fragrance and flavor formulation.

Substance Identification

Synonyms 2-Methylpentanoic Acid | Pentanoic Acid
CAS 97-61-0
FEMA 2754
Molecular Formula C6H12O2
Moleclar Weight 116.16

Application & Uses

  • used in food and beverage flavoring, such as the flavor of tomatoes, strawberries, grapes, cocoa, chocolate, and coffee, etc.
  • used in the fragrance formulation of daily commodities

Sales Specification

Appearance Colorless to lightly yellow liquid
Odor With strong pungent, unhappy acid odour
Purity, @GC, % 98 min

GHS Hazard Statements

H-Code H227/303+313+314
P-Code P210/264/280
Response P301+P330+P331 P303+P361+P353 P304+P340+P310 P305+P351+P338+P310 P312 P363 P370+P378
Storage P403+P235 P405
Disposal P501
S-phrases: S26-S36/37/39-S45-S27 | R-phrases: R34


  • flammable materials should be stored in a separate safety storage cabinet or room
  • ground all equipment containing material
  • keep away from heat
  • keep away from sources of ignition
  • keep container tightly closed
  • keep in a cool, well-ventilated place


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