Chinese Japanese Germany

Methyl propionate

Description References
Methyl propionate
Methyl propionate
Chemical Name:
Methyl propionate
Molecular Formula:
Formula Weight:
MOL File:

Methyl propionate Properties

Melting point:
-88 °C
Boiling point:
79 °C(lit.)
0.915 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
vapor density 
3 (vs air)
vapor pressure 
40 mm Hg ( 11 °C)
refractive index 
n20/D 1.376(lit.)
Flash point:
43 °F
storage temp. 
Flammables area
H2O: soluble16 parts
Clear colorless
explosive limit
Water Solubility 
5 g/100 mL at 20 ºC
Stable. Highly flammable. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, acids, bases. Readily forms explosive mixtures with air. Moisture sensitive.
CAS DataBase Reference
554-12-1(CAS DataBase Reference)
NIST Chemistry Reference
Propanoic acid, methyl ester(554-12-1)
EPA Substance Registry System
Propanoic acid, methyl ester(554-12-1)
  • Risk and Safety Statements
  • Hazard and Precautionary Statements (GHS)
Hazard Codes  F,Xn
Risk Statements  11-20-2017/11/20
Safety Statements  16-24-29-33
RIDADR  UN 1248 3/PG 2
WGK Germany  1
RTECS  UF5970000
HazardClass  3
PackingGroup  II
Hazardous Substances Data 554-12-1(Hazardous Substances Data)
Signal word: Danger
Hazard statements:
Code Hazard statements Hazard class Category Signal word Pictogram P-Codes
H225 Highly Flammable liquid and vapour Flammable liquids Category 2 Danger P210,P233, P240, P241, P242, P243,P280, P303+ P361+P353, P370+P378,P403+P235, P501
H332 Harmful if inhaled Acute toxicity,inhalation Category 4 Warning P261, P271, P304+P340, P312
Precautionary statements:
P210 Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. — No smoking.
P261 Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.
P303+P361+P353 IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off Immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse SKIN with water/shower.
P304+P340 IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and Keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
P370+P378 In case of fire: Use … for extinction.
P403+P235 Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool.

Methyl propionate price More Price(26)

Manufacturer Product number Product description CAS number Packaging Price Updated Buy
Sigma-Aldrich 109258 Methyl propionate 99% 554-12-1 100ml $26.6 2018-11-13 Buy
Sigma-Aldrich 109258 Methyl propionate 99% 554-12-1 500ml $71 2018-11-13 Buy
TCI Chemical P0508 Methyl Propionate >99.0%(GC) 554-12-1 25mL $17 2017-12-01 Buy
TCI Chemical P0508 Methyl Propionate >99.0%(GC) 554-12-1 500mL $60 2017-12-01 Buy
Alfa Aesar A14944 Methyl propionate, 99% 554-12-1 500ml $69.5 2018-11-13 Buy

Methyl propionate Chemical Properties,Uses,Production


Methyl propionate is an organic compound belonging to the family of carboxylic acid esters, which is commonly applied as a solvent for cellulose nitrate and lacquers. It also serves as a raw material in organic synthesis for manufacturing paints, varnishes and other chemical productions such as methyl methacrylate. Besides, the fruity smell and taste of methyl propanoate results in its usage of fragrances and flavoring agents.
Methyl propanoate can be synthesized by esterifying propionic acid with methanol. In the field of industry, it is produced by the reaction of ethylene with carbon monoxide and methanol in the presence of nickel carbonyl.


Chemical Properties

colourless liquid


In organic synthesis.

General Description

A clear colorless liquid. Flash point 28°F. Density about the same as water. Vapors heavier than air. May irritate skin, eyes, and mucous membranes. Used for flavoring and as a solvent.

Air & Water Reactions

Highly flammable. Soluble in water.

Reactivity Profile

Methyl propionate reacts with acids to liberate heat along with alcohols and acids. Strong oxidizing acids may cause a vigorous reaction that is sufficiently exothermic to ignite the reaction products. Heat is also generated by the interaction with caustic solutions. Flammable hydrogen is generated with alkali metals and hydrides.

Health Hazard

May cause toxic effects if inhaled or absorbed through skin. Inhalation or contact with material may irritate or burn skin and eyes. Fire will produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases. Vapors may cause dizziness or suffocation. Runoff from fire control or dilution water may cause pollution.

Fire Hazard

HIGHLY FLAMMABLE: Will be easily ignited by heat, sparks or flames. Vapors may form explosive mixtures with air. Vapors may travel to source of ignition and flash back. Most vapors are heavier than air. They will spread along ground and collect in low or confined areas (sewers, basements, tanks). Vapor explosion hazard indoors, outdoors or in sewers. Runoff to sewer may create fire or explosion hazard. Containers may explode when heated. Many liquids are lighter than water.

Purification Methods

Wash the ester with saturated aqueous NaCl, then dry it with Na2CO3 and distil it from P2O5. (This removes any free acid and alcohol.) It has also been dried with anhydrous CuSO4. [Beilstein 2 IV 104.]

Methyl propionate Preparation Products And Raw materials

Raw materials

Preparation Products

Methyl propionate Suppliers

Global( 158)Suppliers
Supplier Tel Fax Email Country ProdList Advantage
Mainchem Co., Ltd.
+86-0592-6210733 CHINA 32764 55
Liyang Ruipu New Materials Co., Ltd. 0519-82038123 18951201333
0519-87015112 China 9979 58
J & K SCIENTIFIC LTD. 400-666-7788 +86-10-82848833
+86-10-82849933; China 96815 76
Meryer (Shanghai) Chemical Technology Co., Ltd. +86-(0)21-61259100(Shanghai) +86-(0)755-86170099(ShenZhen) +86-(0)10-62670440(Beijing)
+86-(0)21-61259102(Shanghai) +86-(0)755-86170066(ShenZhen) +86-(0)10-88580358(Beijing) China 40399 62
Alfa Aesar 400-610-6006; 021-67582000
021-67582001/03/05 China 30308 84
TCI (Shanghai) Development Co., Ltd. 021-67121386 / 800-988-0390
021-67121385 China 24654 81
Beijing dtftchem Technology Co., Ltd. 13651141086; 86(10)60275028、60275820
86 (10) 60270825 China 1443 62
Energy Chemical 021-58432009 / 400-005-6266
021-58436166-800 China 44192 61
Beijing Ouhe Technology Co., Ltd +86-10-4006331231;+86-10-51280831;+86-10-82967028
+86-10-82967029 China 12613 60
Adamas Reagent, Ltd. 400-600-9262 China 14017 59

554-12-1(Methyl propionate)Related Search:

Copyright 2017 © ChemicalBook. All rights reserved