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Ethyl myristate

natural, 98%, FG

Synonym: Ethyl tetradecanoate, Myristic acid ethyl ester

  • CAS Number 124-06-1

  • Linear Formula CH3(CH2)12COOC2H5

  • Molecular Weight 256.42

  •  FEMA Number 2445

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 1776382

  •  EC Number 204-675-4

  •  Council of Europe no. 385

  •  MDL number MFCD00008984

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329830487

  •  Flavis number 9.104

  •  NACRES NA.21



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grade   FG
  follows IFRA guidelines
reg. compliance   EU Regulation 1223/2009
  FDA 21 CFR (117)
  EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 178/2002
assay   98%
refractive index   n20/D 1.436 (lit.)
  n20/D 1.436
bp   178-180 °C/12 mmHg (lit.)
mp   11-12 °C (lit.)
density   0.86 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
  0.863 g/mL at 25 °C
Documentation   see Safety & Documentation for available documents
Organoleptic   waxy; sweet
food allergen   no known allergens
fragrance allergen   no known allergens


General description

Ethyl myristate is a fatty acid ethyl ester (FAEE) that can be formed in the body due to non-oxidative metabolism of ethanol. It also occurs in vegetable oils. Ethyl myristate, along with other FAEEs are used as alcohol markers in hair.


1 kg in poly bottle

10 kg in poly drum

500 g in poly bottle

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
235.4 °F
Flash Point(C) 
113 °C

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