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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Allyl butyrate
Synonym(s) Allyl butanoate
Latest JECFA evaluation 1996 (Session 46)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2-Propenyl butyrate
JECFA number 2
CAS number 2051-78-7
FEMA number 2021
COE number 280
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 128.17
Chemical formula C7H12O2
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid with a peach/apricot odour
Solubility Insoluble in water and soluble in ethanol and oils
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 44-45° (15mm Hg)
Assay min % 98.0%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.412-1.418
Specific gravity 0.897-0.902
Other requirements None
ID Test IR