Methyl butyrate, also known under the systematic name methyl butanoate, is the methyl ester of butyric acid. Like most esters, it has a fruity odor, in this case resembling apples or pineapples. At room temperature, it is a colorless liquid with low solubility in water, upon which it floats to form an oily layer. Although it is flammable, it has a relatively low vapor pressure (40 mmHg at 30 °C (86 °F)), so it can be safely handled at room temperature without special safety precautions.Methyl butyrate is present in small amounts in several plant products, especially pineapple oil. Wikipedia
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Data from the Hazardous Materials Table
Source: 49 CFR §172
(3) Hazard Class 3
Special provisions may be very complex. The extracts are taken from 49 CFR §172.102
. Please be careful with the information, as necessary, additional conditions may be applied that are not written here. Please check the original source and report bugs.
Metal (31A, 31B and 31N);
Rigid plastics (31H1 and 31H2); Composite
Only liquids with a
vapor pressure less than or equal to 110 kPa
at 50 [deg]C (1.1 bar at 122 [deg]F), or 130
kPa at 55 [deg]C (1.3 bar at 131 [deg]F) are
Browse special provision IB2
The maximum degree of filling must not exceed the degree of filling determined by the following:
is the maximum mean bulk temperature during transport, and tf
is the temperature in degrees celsius of the liquid during filling.
Browse special provision TP1
|(9A) Passenger aircraft/rail||5 L|
|(9B) Cargo aircraft only||60 L|
Stowage category “B” means
- (i) The material may be stowed “on deck” or “under deck” on a cargo vessel and on a passenger vessel carrying a number of passengers limited to not more than the larger of 25 passengers, or one passenger per each 3 m of overall vessel length; and
- (ii) “On deck only” on passenger vessels in which the number of passengers specified in paragraph (k)(2)(i) of this section is exceeded.
Source: 49 CFR §172.101(k)
|(10B) Other|| n/a|
Segregation Chart for Load, Transport, Storage
In this table a statement is contained for each hazard class whether the loading, transport or storage with other hazard classes is allowed, is not permitted or is restricted. The table is based on U.S.-Code 49 CFR §177.848.
||May not be loaded, transported, or stored together in the same transport vehicle or storage facility.|
||Load, transport, storage together is not restricted.|
||Load, transport, storage together is allowed under restrictions.
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