Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Mar 14, 2019.
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.
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