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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Butyl isovalerate
Latest JECFA evaluation 1997 (Session 49)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Butyl 3-methylbutanoate
JECFA number 198
CAS number 109-19-3
FEMA number 2218
COE number 444
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 158.24
Chemical formula C9H18O2
Physical form/odour colourless to pale yellow liquid/fruity odour
Solubility soluble in organic solvents, alcohol; insoluble inwater
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 1 ml 95% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 175°
Assay min % 97.0%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.407-1.411
Specific gravity 0.856-0.859
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