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Smell Database

Chemical Name: 3-Methylbutanoic acid
Common Name: Isovaleric acid
Formula: C5H10O2
Where Found:
plants, for example hop (used in beer making) and tobacco
Smells Like:
rancid cheese, sweaty, putrid
Smell Category:
Fatty - cheese

Melting Point: -37oC
Boiling Point: 175oC
Vapor Pressure:
Color: colorless
State: liquid
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Modification date: Wed Oct 25 18:20:24 1995