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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Ethyl hexanoate
Synonym(s) Ethyl caproate
Latest JECFA evaluation 1996 (Session 46)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Ethyl hexanoate
JECFA number 31
CAS number 123-66-0
FEMA number 2439
COE number 310
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 144.21
Chemical formula C8H16O2
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid with a wine-like odour
Solubility Soluble in most fixed oils and in propylene glycol, insoluble in water and glycerol
Solubility in ethanol 1ml in 2ml 70% ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 166°
Assay min % 98.0%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.406-1.409
Specific gravity 0.867-0.871
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