Butyric acid is a useful as precursor for the preparation of various butyrate esters. It is used as a food and perfume additive. It is also used as an animal feed supplement. Due to its powerful odor, it has also been used as a fishing bait additive and as a stink bomb. It is widely used as a flavoring agent for human food and beverages.
Miscible with water, ethanol and ether. Slightly miscible with carbon tetrachloride.
Store in cool place. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
|162° to 164°C|
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Toxic in contact with skin.
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Causes serious eye damage.
GHS P Statement
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking.
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
DOTInformation : Transport Hazard Class: 8; Packing Group: III; Proper Shipping Name: BUTYRIC ACID
RTECSNumber : ES5425000
TSCA : TSCA