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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Methyl 4-methylvalerate
Synonym(s) Methyl isobutyl acetate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Methyl 4-methylvalerate
JECFA number 216
CAS number 2412-24-1
FEMA number 2721
COE number 322
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 130.18
Chemical formula C7H14O2
Physical form/odour colourless liquid/sweet, pineapple-like odour
Solubility soluble in alcohol, most fixed oils; insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 142-143°
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.402-1.406
Specific gravity 0.885-0.892
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