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Updated at2020-12-07 19:07:36 UTC
CannabisDB IDCDB000642
Secondary Accession NumbersNot Available
Cannabis Compound Identification
Common NameMethyl valerate
DescriptionMethyl valerate also known as methyl pentanoate belongs to the class of organic compounds known as fatty acid methyl esters. Fatty acid methyl esters are compounds containing a fatty acid that is esterified with a methyl group. They have the general structure RC(=O)OR', where R=fatty aliphatic tail or organyl group and R'=methyl group. Fatty acid methyl esters are used to produce detergents and biodiesel. In fact, most of the molecules in biodiesel are fatty acid methyl esters, usually obtained from vegetable oils by transesterification. Methyl valerate is a very hydrophobic molecule, practically insoluble in water. In a very pure form (greater than 99.5%) it is used as a plasticizer in the manufacture of plastics. Methyl pentanoate is commonly used in fragrances, beauty care, soap, and laundry detergents. Methyl pentanoate is also used as a flavouring agent. It is a sweet, apple, and fruity tasting compound. Methyl pentanoate has been detected, but not quantified, in several different foods, such as tea, herbs and spices, asian pears, alcoholic beverages, and coffee and coffee products. Methyl pentanoate has also been reported to be a volatile component in cannabis samples (PMID: 26657499 ).
Structure
Thumb
Synonyms
ValueSource
Methyl pentanoic acidGenerator
FEMA 2752HMDB
Methyl ester OF pentanoic acidHMDB
Methyl N-valerateHMDB
Methyl valerateHMDB
Methyl valerianateHMDB
N-Valeric acid methyl esterHMDB
Pentanoic acid, methyl esterHMDB
Valeric acid methyl esterHMDB
Valeric acid, methyl esterHMDB
Chemical FormulaC6H12O2
Average Molecular Weight116.16
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight116.0837
IUPAC Namemethyl pentanoate
Traditional Namemethyl valerate
CAS Registry Number624-24-8
SMILES
CCCCC(=O)OC
InChI Identifier
InChI=1S/C6H12O2/c1-3-4-5-6(7)8-2/h3-5H2,1-2H3
InChI KeyHNBDRPTVWVGKBR-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Chemical Taxonomy
Description Belongs to the class of organic compounds known as fatty acid methyl esters. Fatty acid methyl esters are compounds containing a fatty acid that is esterified with a methyl group. They have the general structure RC(=O)OR', where R=fatty aliphatic tail or organyl group and R'=methyl group.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassLipids and lipid-like molecules
ClassFatty Acyls
Sub ClassFatty acid esters
Direct ParentFatty acid methyl esters
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • Fatty acid methyl ester
  • Methyl ester
  • Carboxylic acid ester
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Carboxylic acid derivative
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Organic oxide
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic acyclic compounds
External DescriptorsNot Available
Ontology
Disposition

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Physical Properties
StateSolid
Experimental Properties
PropertyValueReference
Melting Point<25 °CWikipedia
Boiling Point126 °CWikipedia
Water Solubility5.06 mg/mL at 25 °CNot Available
logP1.96Not Available
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
logP1.75ALOGPS
logP1.51ChemAxon
logS-1.2ALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Basic)-7ChemAxon
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count0ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area26.3 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count4ChemAxon
Refractivity31.24 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability13.34 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings0ChemAxon
BioavailabilityYesChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterNoChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleNoChemAxon
Spectra
EI-MS/GC-MS
TypeDescriptionSplash KeyView
EI-MSMass Spectrum (Electron Ionization)splash10-05g3-9000000000-3d3adbe1cca028b650feSpectrum
GC-MSMethyl valerate, non-derivatized, GC-MS Spectrumsplash10-05g3-9000000000-6fe0175afcb595d513f3Spectrum
GC-MSMethyl valerate, non-derivatized, GC-MS Spectrumsplash10-05ic-9000000000-ea14ad55305a1e4329acSpectrum
GC-MSMethyl valerate, non-derivatized, GC-MS Spectrumsplash10-00fr-9000000000-d6018f997a3de662f274Spectrum
GC-MSMethyl valerate, non-derivatized, GC-MS Spectrumsplash10-05g3-9000000000-6fe0175afcb595d513f3Spectrum
GC-MSMethyl valerate, non-derivatized, GC-MS Spectrumsplash10-05ic-9000000000-ea14ad55305a1e4329acSpectrum
GC-MSMethyl valerate, non-derivatized, GC-MS Spectrumsplash10-00fr-9000000000-d6018f997a3de662f274Spectrum
Predicted GC-MSMethyl valerate, non-derivatized, Predicted GC-MS Spectrum - 70eV, Positivesplash10-056r-9100000000-8a8b8d0c8e5cb744f5e7Spectrum
MS/MS
TypeDescriptionSplash KeyView
Predicted MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-014r-9500000000-3585c156b5515ed0618bSpectrum
Predicted MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-014u-9200000000-ff33dee65764531f32ffSpectrum
Predicted MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-0006-9000000000-2e80305ad0188aecdf51Spectrum
Predicted MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-014i-5900000000-f2c8e6dfb2d3ccaf95bdSpectrum
Predicted MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-0159-9500000000-ffc8d38d77403813e356Spectrum
Predicted MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-052f-9000000000-3d2b8f2f0bb25659d022Spectrum
NMR
TypeDescriptionView
1D NMR1H NMR SpectrumSpectrum
1D NMR13C NMR SpectrumSpectrum
Pathways
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Protein Targets
EnzymesNot Available
TransportersNot Available
Metal BindingsNot Available
Receptors
Protein NameGene NameLocusUniprot IDDetails
Taste receptor type 1 member 3TAS1R31p36.33Q7RTX0 details
Taste receptor type 1 member 2TAS1R21p36.13Q8TE23 details
Transcriptional FactorsNot Available
Concentrations Data
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HMDB IDHMDB0031207
DrugBank IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
FoodDB IDFDB003229
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
Chemspider ID11706
KEGG Compound IDNot Available
BioCyc IDNot Available
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkMethyl pentanoate
METLIN IDNot Available
PubChem Compound12206
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI IDNot Available
References
General References
  1. Rice S, Koziel JA: Characterizing the Smell of Marijuana by Odor Impact of Volatile Compounds: An Application of Simultaneous Chemical and Sensory Analysis. PLoS One. 2015 Dec 10;10(12):e0144160. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0144160. eCollection 2015. [PubMed:26657499 ]