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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Ethyl 4-pentenoate
Synonym(s) 4-Ethoxycarbonylbut-1-ene
Latest JECFA evaluation 2007 (Session 68)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Ethyl 4-Pentenoate
JECFA number 1618
CAS number 1968-40-7
FEMA number 4360
COE number
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 128.17
Chemical formula C7H12O2
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid; Green fruity aroma
Solubility Insoluble in water; soluble in propylene glycol
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 143-145°
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.410-1.420
Specific gravity 0.893-0.903
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