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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring (Z)-3-Octenyl propionate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2007 (Session 68)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 3(Z)-Octenyl propionate
JECFA number 1628
CAS number 94134-03-9
FEMA number 4189
COE number
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 184.28
Chemical formula C11H20O2
Physical form/odour Colourless to pale yellow liquid; Unique pear-like aroma with a honeydew melon nuance
Solubility Insoluble in water; soluble in most organic solvents
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 69-71° (1 mm Hg)
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.434-1.440
Specific gravity 0.882-0.889
Other requirements Also contains 2% trans isomer
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