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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring n-Amyl octanoate
Synonym(s) Amyl caprylate
Latest JECFA evaluation 1997 (Session 49)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Pentyl octanoate
JECFA number 174
CAS number 638-25-5
FEMA number 2079
COE number 393
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 214.35
Chemical formula C13H26O2
Physical form/odour colourless liquid with a fruity, orris odour
Solubility soluble in alcohol, most fixed oils; slightly soluble in propylene glycol; insoluble in glycerol, water
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 7 ml 80% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 260°
Assay min % 98.0%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.425-1.429
Specific gravity 0.855-0.8562
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