Food safety and quality
| share

Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Isoamyl butyrate
Synonym(s) Isoamyl butanoate
Latest JECFA evaluation 1997 (Session 49)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 3-Methylbutyl butanoate
JECFA number 45
CAS number 106-27-4
FEMA number 2060
COE number 282
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 158.24
Chemical formula C9H18O2
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid with a fruity odour
Solubility Soluble in ethanol and most fixed oils, insoluble in glycerol, propylene glycol and water
Solubility in ethanol 1ml in 4ml 70% ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 179°
Assay min % 98.0%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.409 - 1.414
Specific gravity 0.861 - 0.866
Other requirements
ID Test IR