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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 2-Heptanol
Synonym(s) n-Amyl methyl carbinol
Latest JECFA evaluation 1998 (Session 51)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2-Hydroxyheptane
JECFA number 284
CAS number 543-49-7
FEMA number 3288
COE number 554
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 116.2
Chemical formula C7H16O
Physical form/odour colourless liquid with a fresh lemon-like, grass-herbaceous odour
Solubility soluble in alcohol and ether; slightly soluble in water
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 157-161°
Assay min % 96.0%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.421-1.422
Specific gravity 0.817-0.819 (20°)
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