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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Octyl acetate
Latest JECFA evaluation 1997 (Session 49)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Octyl acetate
JECFA number 130
CAS number 112-14-1
FEMA number 2806
COE number 197
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 172.27
Chemical formula C10H20O2
Physical form/odour colourless liquid with a fruity, orange-like, jasmine-like odour
Solubility miscible with alcohol, most fixed oils, organic solvents; insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 4 ml 70% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 203-208°
Assay min % 98.0%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.418-1.421
Specific gravity 0.865-0.868
Other requirements
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