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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring n-Amyl formate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2003 (Session 61)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Pentyl formate
JECFA number 119
CAS number 638-49-3
FEMA number 2068
COE number 497
FLAVIS number 09.159
Molecular weight 116.16
Chemical formula C6H12O2
Physical form/odour colourless to pale yellow liquid with a fruit-like odour
Solubility miscible with alcohol, ether, most organic solvents
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 128-130°
Assay min % 92%
Acid value max 5 (add to ice soln)
Refractive index 1.396-1.402
Specific gravity 0.881-0.887
Other requirements SC: amyl alcohol
ID Test IR