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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Ethyl heptanoate
Synonym(s) Ethyl oenanthate
Latest JECFA evaluation 1996 (Session 46)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Ethyl heptanoate
JECFA number 32
CAS number 106-30-9
FEMA number 2437
COE number 365
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 158.24
Chemical formula C9H18O2
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid with a wine, brandy-like odour
Solubility Slightly soluble in most fixed oils and in propylene glycol, insoluble in water and glycerol
Solubility in ethanol 1ml in 3ml 70% ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 189°; 72% azeotrope at 98.5°
Assay min % 98.0%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.411-1.415
Specific gravity 0.867-0.872
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