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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Methyl valerate
Latest JECFA evaluation 1997 (Session 49)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Methyl pentanoate
JECFA number 159
CAS number 624-24-8
FEMA number 2752
COE number 588
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 116.16
Chemical formula C6H12O2
Physical form/odour colourless to pale yellow, mobile liquid with a green, apple, pineapple odour
Solubility soluble in propylene glycol, alcohol, most fixed oils; very slightly soluble in water
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 126-127°
Assay min % 98.05
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.393-1.399
Specific gravity 0.883-0.895
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