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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Ethyl octanoate
Synonym(s) Ethyl caprylate
Latest JECFA evaluation 1997 (Session 49)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Ethyl octanoate
JECFA number 33
CAS number 106-32-1
FEMA number 2449
COE number 392
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 172.27
Chemical formula C10H20O2
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid with a wine, brandy, fruity floral odour
Solubility Soluble in most fixed oils, slightly soluble in propylene glycol, insoluble in water and glycerol
Solubility in ethanol 1ml in 4ml 70% ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 209°
Assay min % 98.0%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.417-1.419
Specific gravity 0.865-0.868
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