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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Hexyl butyrate
Latest JECFA evaluation 1997 (Session 49)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Hexyl butanoate
JECFA number 153
CAS number 2639-63-6
FEMA number 2568
COE number 271
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 172.27
Chemical formula C10H20O2
Physical form/odour colourless to pale yellow liquid with a fruity, apricot odour
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 208°
Assay min % 95.0%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.413-1.419
Specific gravity 0.858-0.869
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