Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
What is it?
Ethyl butyrate (C6H12O2) also known as ethyl butanoate, or butyric ether is an ester. Ethyl butyrate is used as an extract, as a flavoring or perfume, and as a solvent. It is a colorless liquid with a banana, orange or pineapple odor, and it is flammable. Exposure to ethyl butyrate can irritate the skin, eye, nose and throat.