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Butanoic acid, methyl ester

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Reaction thermochemistry data

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Data compiled by: Hussein Y. Afeefy, Joel F. Liebman, and Stephen E. Stein

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Individual Reactions

Trimethyl orthobutyrate + Water = Butanoic acid, methyl ester + 2Methyl Alcohol

By formula: C7H16O3 + H2O = C5H10O2 + 2CH4O

Quantity Value Units Method Reference Comment
Deltar-6.272 ± 0.014kcal/molCmWiberg, Martin, et al., 1985liquid phase; solvent: Aqueous dioxane
Deltar-6.315 ± 0.014kcal/molCmWiberg, 1980liquid phase; solvent: Water; Hydrolysis


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Wiberg, Martin, et al., 1985
Wiberg, K.B.; Martin, E.J.; Squires, R.R., Thermochemical studies of carbonyl compounds. 3. Enthalpies of hydrolysis of ortho esters, J. Org. Chem., 1985, 50, 4717-4720. [all data]

Wiberg, 1980
Wiberg, K.B., Energies of organic compounds, Rept. DOE-E(11-1)4060 Prepared for US Dept. of Energy by Yale Univ., New Haven, CT. Avail. NTIS, 1980, 1-24. [all data]


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