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Heptyl butyrate

≥98%, FG

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Synonym(s):
Heptyl butanoate
Linear Formula:
CH3CH2CH2CO2(CH2)6CH3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
186.29
FEMA Number:
2549
EC Number:
Council of Europe no.:
504
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
Flavis number:
9.166
NACRES:
NA.21

biological source

synthetic

Quality Level

grade

FG
Kosher

Agency

meets purity specifications of JECFA

reg. compliance

EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 178/2002
FDA 21 CFR 117
FDA 21 CFR 172.515

Assay

≥98%

refractive index

n20/D 1.4215 (lit.)

bp

225-226 °C (lit.)

mp

−58 °C (lit.)

density

0.864 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

application(s)

flavors and fragrances

Documentation

see Safety & Documentation for available documents

food allergen

no known allergens

Organoleptic

green; fruity; sweet

SMILES string

CCCCCCCOC(=O)CCC

InChI

1S/C11H22O2/c1-3-5-6-7-8-10-13-11(12)9-4-2/h3-10H2,1-2H3

InChI key

JPQHLIYIQARLQM-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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assay

≥98%

assay

≥98%

assay

≥98%

assay

≥98%

refractive index

n20/D 1.4215 (lit.)

refractive index

n20/D 1.406 (lit.)

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n20/D 1.42 (lit.)

refractive index

n20/D 1.417 (lit.)

bp

225-226 °C (lit.)

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164-165 °C (lit.)

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226 °C (lit.)

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205 °C (lit.)

General description

Heptyl butyrate is a flavor ester that occurs naturally in babaco fruit. It is an attractant for Vespula pensylvanica, a species of Yellow Jacket.

Application

Heptyl butyrate can be used as a flavoring ingredient in numerous consumer foods and beverages because of its fruity flavor.

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

195.8 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

91 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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