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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring cis-3-Hexenyl butyrate
Synonym(s) Leaf butyrate
Latest JECFA evaluation 1997 (Session 49)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name cis-3-Hexen-1-yl butanoate
JECFA number 157
CAS number 16491-36-4
FEMA number 3402
COE number 11859
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 170.25
Chemical formula C10H18O2
Physical form/odour colourless to pale yellow liquid with a green, fruity, buttery odour
Solubility soluble in alcohol, propylene glycol; miscible with most fixed oils; insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 192°
Assay min % 95.0%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.420-1.435
Specific gravity 0.860-0.899
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