What is the common name of 2-methyl-propanal?

The common name of 2-methyl-propanal is Isobutyraldehyde.


Isobutyraldehyde is the chemical compound with the formula (CH3)2CHCHO. It is an aldehyde. Isobutyraldehyde has a characteristic odour. Synthesized via oxidation of isobutyl alcohol with potassium dichromate and concentrated sulphuric acid.


Isobutyraldehyde commonly serves as an intermediate in the field of chemical industry for the manufacture of pharmaceuticals (such as Vitamin B5),

  • crop protection products,
  • pesticides,
  • synthetic resins,
  • antioxidants,
  • vulcanisation accelerators,
  • textile auxiliaries,
  • perfumery and flavours.

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