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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring n-Amyl hexanoate
Synonym(s) Amyl caproate
Latest JECFA evaluation 1997 (Session 49)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Pentyl hexanoate
JECFA number 163
CAS number 540-07-8
FEMA number 2074
COE number 315
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 186.29
Chemical formula C11H22O2
Physical form/odour colourless liquid with a fruity odour
Solubility soluble in alcohol, propylene glycol, fixed oils: insoluble in glycerol, water
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 1 ml 80% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 222-227°
Assay min % 98.0%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.418-1.422
Specific gravity 0.858-0.863
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