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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Octyl heptanoate
Synonym(s) Octyl heptoate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Heptanoic acid, octyl ester
JECFA number 171
CAS number 5132-75-2
FEMA number 2810
COE number 366
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 242.41
Chemical formula C15H30O2
Physical form/odour colourless liquid with a fruity, slightly fatty odour
Solubility soluble in most organic solvents; insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 290.8°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.43488
Specific gravity 0.85200 (20°)
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