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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Isoamyl octanoate
Synonym(s) Isoamyl caprylate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 3-Methylbutyl octanoate
JECFA number 47
CAS number 2035-99-6
FEMA number 2080
COE number 401
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 214.35
Chemical formula C13H26O2
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid with a fruity odour
Solubility Slightly soluble in propylene glycol, insoluble in glycerol and water
Solubility in ethanol 1ml in 7ml 80% ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 267-268°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.425-1.429
Specific gravity 0.855-0.861
Other requirements
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