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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 2-Methylbutyl acetate
Latest JECFA evaluation 1997 (Session 49)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2-Methyl-1-butyl acetate
JECFA number 138
CAS number 624-41-9
FEMA number 3644
COE number 10762
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 130.18
Chemical formula C7H14O2
Physical form/odour colourless to pale yellow liquid with an apple peel, banana odour
Solubility soluble in fat; slightly soluble in water
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 141° (720 mmHg)
Assay min % 99.0%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.399-1.404
Specific gravity 0.872-0.877
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