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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Heptyl octanoate
Synonym(s) Heptyl caprylate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Heptyl octanoate
JECFA number 176
CAS number 4265-97-8
FEMA number 2553
COE number 399
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 242.41
Chemical formula C15H30O2
Physical form/odour colourless, oily liquid with a green odour
Solubility insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 3 ml 90% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 291°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.434
Specific gravity 0.8520 (30°)
Other requirements Melthing Pt.: -10°
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