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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Methionyl butyrate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2007 (Session 68)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 3-(Methylthio)propyl butyrate
JECFA number 1668
CAS number 16630-60-7
FEMA number 4160
COE number
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 176.28
Chemical formula C8H16O2S
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid; Cabbage/sewer odour
Solubility Practically insoluble to insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 232°
Assay min % 99%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.458-1.463
Specific gravity 0.995-1.001
Other requirements
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