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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Maltyl isobutyrate
Synonym(s) Maltyl 2-methylpropanoate;2-Methyl-4-oxo-4H-pyran-3-yl isobutyrate;2-Methyl-4-pyron-3-yl 2-methylpropanoate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2007 (Session 68)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2-Methyl-4H-pyran-4-one-3-yl 2-methylpropanoate
JECFA number 1482
CAS number 65416-14-0
FEMA number 3462
COE number
FLAVIS number 09.525
Molecular weight 196.2
Chemical formula C10H12O4
Physical form/odour Colourless to yellow liquid; Strawberry aroma
Solubility Insoluble in water; Soluble in propylene glycol and fixed oils
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 100° (0.01 mm Hg)
Assay min % 96%
Acid value max 10
Refractive index 1.497-1.501
Specific gravity 1.145-1.149
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