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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 2-Ethyl-2-heptenal
Synonym(s) 2-Ethyl-3-butylacrolein
Latest JECFA evaluation 2003 (Session 61)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2-Ethyl-2-heptenal
JECFA number 1216
CAS number 10031-88-6
FEMA number 2438
COE number
FLAVIS number 05.033
Molecular weight 140.23
Chemical formula C9H16O
Physical form/odour colourless mobile liquid; powerful sharp-green aroma
Solubility Insoluble in water; slightly soluble in propylene glycol; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol soluble
Boiling point (°C) 55-60° (4 mm Hg)
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max 3
Refractive index 1.460-1.466
Specific gravity 0.891-0.898
Other requirements