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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Butyl acetate
Synonym(s) n-Butyl acetate
Latest JECFA evaluation 1997 (Session 49)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Butyl acetate
JECFA number 127
CAS number 123-86-4
FEMA number 2174
COE number 194
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 116.16
Chemical formula C6H12O2
Physical form/odour colourless, mobile liquid with a strong fruity odour
Solubility miscible with alcohol, ether, propylene glycol; soluble 1 ml in 145 ml water
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 125-126°
Assay min % 98.0%
Acid value max 2
Refractive index 1.393-1.396
Specific gravity 0.876-0.880
Other requirements Distillation range 120° to 128°
ID Test IR