Isobutyric acid is used to prepare esters for flavors and perfumes. It is also used as a disinfecting agent, preservative and tanning agent. It finds applications in textile, varnish and the leather industry. Further, it is used as a lactation stimulant in dairy cattle. In addition to this, it is used in the preparation of tetramethylsuccinic acid and diisopropyl ketone.
Miscible with water, alcohol, chloroform and ether. Slightly miscible with carbon tetrachloride.
Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
|153° to 154°C|
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Flammable liquid and vapor.
Harmful if swallowed.
Harmful in contact with skin.
GHS P Statement
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking.Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.Ground/bond container and receiving equipment.
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
DOTInformation : Transport Hazard Class: 3; Packing Group: III; Proper Shipping Name: ISOBUTYRIC ACID
RTECSNumber : NQ4375000
TSCA : TSCA