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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Ethyl pentanoate
Synonym(s) Ethyl valerate
Latest JECFA evaluation 1996 (Session 46)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Ethyl pentanoate
JECFA number 30
CAS number 539-82-2
FEMA number 2462
COE number 465
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 130.19
Chemical formula C7H14O2
Physical form/odour Colourless to pale yellow liquid
Solubility Slightly soluble in ethanol, insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 145°
Assay min % 98.0%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.399-1.404
Specific gravity 0.870-0.875
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