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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Heptyl formate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Heptyl formate
JECFA number 121
CAS number 112-23-2
FEMA number 2552
COE number 341
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 144.21
Chemical formula C8H16O2
Physical form/odour colourless liquid with a fruity, floral, orris-rose odour
Solubility soluble in ether, most organic solvents; insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 5 ml 70% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 176.7-178°
Assay min % 94% (min. 99% heptyl formate + heptanal)
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.414
Specific gravity 0.88277 (15°)
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