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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 5-Methylhexanoic acid
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 5-Methylhexanoic acid
JECFA number 266
CAS number 628-46-6
FEMA number 3572
COE number 10142
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 130.19
Chemical formula C7H14O2
Physical form/odour liquid with a cheese fermented odour
Solubility soluble in water; miscible with fat
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 216°
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.422
Specific gravity 0.912 (24°)
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