W358126 Aldrich


natural, ≥97%, FCC, FG

Synonym: Ethyl pentyl carbinol

  • CAS Number 589-98-0

  • Linear Formula CH3(CH2)4CH(OH)CH2CH3

  • Molecular Weight 130.23

  •  FEMA Number 3581

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 1719310

  •  EC Number 209-667-4

  •  MDL number MFCD00004590

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24901793

  •  Flavis number 2.098



Related Categories A-D, Alphabetical Listings, Certified Food Grade Products, Certified Natural Products, Flavors and Fragrances,
grade   FG
  follows IFRA guidelines
reg. compliance   EU Regulation 1223/2009
  FDA 21 CFR (172.515)
  EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 178/2002
vapor density   ~4.5 (vs air)
vapor pressure   ~1 mmHg ( 20 °C)
assay   ≥97%
refractive index   n20/D 1.426(lit.)
bp   174-176 °C(lit.)
density   0.818 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
Documentation   see Safety & Documentation for available documents
Organoleptic   cheese; creamy; mushroom; musty; earthy
food allergen   no known allergens
fragrance allergen   no known allergens


Biochem/physiol Actions

Taste at 10 ppm


1 kg in glass bottle

100 g in glass bottle

4 kg in steel drum

General description

3-Octanol is one of the major volatile flavor components of mushroom.

Natural occurrence: Spearmint oil, oat groats, Ocimum basilicum, pimento leaf and truffle.

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