Methyl isopentanoate, also known as methyl isovalerate, is a chemical compound with the molecular formula C6H12O2. It is an ester formed from isovaleric acid and methanol. This compound is a colorless liquid with a fruity odor, reminiscent of apples, and is commonly used as a flavoring agent in the food industry to impart a fruity aroma to various food and beverage products.

Methyl isopentanoate is also used in the production of perfumes and fragrances due to its pleasant fruity scent. Additionally, it finds applications in the manufacturing of certain chemicals and as a solvent in various industrial processes.