Isobutyl acetate is a clear colorless liquid with a fruity odor. Flash point 64°F. Less dense than water (6.2 lb / gal) and insoluble in water. Vapors are heavier than air. 2-Methylpropyl acetate is found in alcoholic beverages. 2-Methylpropyl acetate is found in fruits, brandies and fortified wines. 2-Methylpropyl acetate is used in flavouring agent. The chemical compound isobutyl acetate, also known as 2-methylpropyl ethanoate (IUPAC name) or β-methylpropyl acetate, is a common solvent. It is produced from the esterification of isobutanol with acetic acid. It is used as a solvent for lacquer and nitrocellulose. Like many esters it has a fruity or floral smell at low concentrations and occurs naturally in raspberries, pears and other plants.