Food safety and quality
| share

Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Ethyl 2-methylbutyrate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Ethyl-2-methylbutanoate
JECFA number 206
CAS number 7452-79-1
FEMA number 2443
COE number 265
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 130.19
Chemical formula C7H14O2
Physical form/odour colourless liquid/strong, green-fruity, apple-like odour
Solubility soluble in alcohol, propylene glycol; very slightly soluble in water; miscible with most fixed oils
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 133°
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max 2
Refractive index 1.393-1.400
Specific gravity 0.863-0.870
Other requirements
ID Test IR