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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 2-Ethylbutyraldehyde
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2-Ethylbutanal
JECFA number 256
CAS number 97-96-1
FEMA number 2426
COE number 95
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 100.16
Chemical formula C6H12O
Physical form/odour colourless, mobile liquid with a pungent odour
Solubility miscible with alcohol, ether; soluble in water 1 ml in 50 ml
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 117°
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max 2
Refractive index 1.400-1.405
Specific gravity 0.808-0.814
Other requirements Dist. Range: >95% between 100° and 120°
ID Test IR