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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Hexyl hexanoate
Synonym(s) Hexyl caproate
Latest JECFA evaluation 1997 (Session 49)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Hexyl hexanoate
JECFA number 164
CAS number 6378-65-0
FEMA number 2572
COE number 316
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 200.32
Chemical formula C12H24O2
Physical form/odour colourless to pale yellow oily liquid with a herbaceous odour
Solubility insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 2 ml 70% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 244-246°
Assay min % 97.0%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.420-1.430
Specific gravity 0.855-0.863(20°)
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