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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Valeraldehyde
Synonym(s) Valeric Aldehyde
Latest JECFA evaluation 1997 (Session 49)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Pentanal
JECFA number 89
CAS number 110-62-3
FEMA number 3098
COE number 93
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 86.13
Chemical formula C5H10O
Physical form/odour colourless to pale yellow liquid
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 1 ml 95% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 103°
Assay min % 97.0%
Acid value max 5
Refractive index 1.390-1.395
Specific gravity 0.805-0.809
Other requirements
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