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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Methyl 2-methylbutyrate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2003 (Session 61)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Methyl-2-methylbutanoate
JECFA number 205
CAS number 868-57-5
FEMA number 2719
COE number 2085
FLAVIS number 09.483
Molecular weight 116.16
Chemical formula C6H12O2
Physical form/odour almost colourless liquid/sweet, fruity, apple-like odour
Solubility soluble in alcohol, most fixed oils; insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 115°
Assay min % 92%
Acid value max 2
Refractive index 1.393-1.397
Specific gravity 0.879-0.883
Other requirements SC: Methyl isovalerate
ID Test IR