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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Ethyl isovalerate
Latest JECFA evaluation 1997 (Session 49)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Ethyl 3-methylbutanoate
JECFA number 196
CAS number 108-64-5
FEMA number 2463
COE number 442
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 130.19
Chemical formula C7H14O2
Physical form/odour colourless liquid/strong, fruity, vinous, apple-like odour on dilution
Solubility soluble in propylene glycol, 1 ml in 350 ml water; miscible with alcohol, most fixed oils
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 135°
Assay min % 98.0%
Acid value max 2
Refractive index 1.395-1.399
Specific gravity 0.862-0.866
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