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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Isoamyl hexanoate
Synonym(s) Isoamyl caproate
Latest JECFA evaluation 1996 (Session 46)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 3-Methylbutyl hexanoate
JECFA number 46
CAS number 2198-61-0
FEMA number 2075
COE number 320
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 186.29
Chemical formula C11H22O2
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid with a fruity odour
Solubility Soluble in ethanol and fixed oils, insoluble in glycerol, propylene glycol and water
Solubility in ethanol 1ml in 3ml 80% ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 222°
Assay min % 98.0%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.418 - 1.422
Specific gravity 0.858 - 0.863
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