Isobutane, also known as methylpropane, is an isomer of butane. It is the simplest alkane with a tertiary carbon.

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The function(s) performed by the food additive when used in cooking.

  • Propellant - A gas which expels food from a container

Data according to various sources such as fao, fda, codex. Spot a mistake? Tell us!

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved Isobutane
European Union
Approved Iso-butane
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Isobutane
Afghanistan
Unknown None
Philippines
Not Permitted
Austria
Approved Iso-butane
Belgium
Approved Iso-butane
Bulgaria
Approved Iso-butane
Cyprus
Approved Iso-butane
Czech Republic
Approved Iso-butane
Denmark
Approved Iso-butane
Estonia
Approved Iso-butane
Finland
Approved Iso-butane
France
Approved Iso-butane
Germany
Approved Iso-butane
Greece
Approved Iso-butane
Hungary
Approved Iso-butane
Ireland
Approved Iso-butane
Italy
Approved Iso-butane
Latvia
Approved Iso-butane
Lithuania
Approved Iso-butane
Luxembourg
Approved Iso-butane
Malta
Approved Iso-butane
Netherlands
Approved Iso-butane
Poland
Approved Iso-butane
Portugal
Approved Iso-butane
Romania
Approved Iso-butane
Slovakia
Approved Iso-butane
Slovenia
Approved Iso-butane
Spain
Approved Iso-butane
Sweden
Approved Iso-butane
United Kingdom
Approved Iso-butane
Australia
Approved Isobutane
New Zealand
Approved Isobutane

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E943b - Isobutane: Neurotoxic at high concentrations; on NIH hazards list

Additive Alert

Halal - yes

E943b - Isobutane: Alkane

Muslim Consumer Group

Biotechnology used in production - yes

E943b - Isobutane: Natural inert gas. Propellant Found in Spray-cans. Acceptable daily intake (ADI) : None determined. Side effects: None known by use in foods.

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Methylpropane

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
UK Food Guide
UK Food Standards Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Wikipedia

Lists the U.S. CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry number and EINECS (European INventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances) numbers when known.

  • CAS Number: 75-28-5
  • EINECS Number: 200-857-2

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