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2-Methylbutyric acid, can be used as food additive for butter, cream, cheese flavor deployment. It is an important raw material and intermediate used in Organic Synthesis, Pharmaceuticals, Agrochemicals and Dyestuff. It is also used in the synthesis of 2-methylbutyric anhydride.
Daniel G. Burke.; Berthold Halpern. Quaternary ammonium salts for butylation and mass spectral identification of volatile organic acids. Anal. Chem.198355, (6), 822-826.
Hazard Statements: H227-H302-H312-H314
Combustible liquid. Harmful if swallowed. Harmful in contact with skin. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P260-P264b-P270-P280-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P310-P330-P331-P363-P370+P378q-P501c
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant