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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Octyl octanoate
Synonym(s) Octyl caprylate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Octyl octanoate
JECFA number 177
CAS number 2306-88-9
FEMA number 2811
COE number 395
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 256.44
Chemical formula C16H32O2
Physical form/odour colourless liquid with a faint, green tea odour
Solubility soluble in alcohol; insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 306-307°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.4352-1.4925
Specific gravity 0.8554
Other requirements Melting point -18°
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