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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring (E)-2-Hexenyl hexanoate
Synonym(s) trans-2-Hexenyl caproate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2004 (Session 63)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Hex-2-enyl hexanoate
JECFA number 1381
CAS number 53398-86-0
FEMA number 3983
COE number
FLAVIS number 09.398
Molecular weight 198.31
Chemical formula C12H22O2
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid; Green fruity aroma
Solubility Soluble in most fixed oils; Insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 125° (25 mm Hg)
Assay min % 93%
Acid value max 3
Refractive index 1.432-1.446
Specific gravity 0.875-0.885
Other requirements SC: Hexanoic acid, 2-Hexenol
ID Test IR