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Nonanoic acid

≥96%, FG

Synonym: Acid C9, Pelargonic acid

  • CAS Number 112-05-0

  • Linear Formula CH3(CH2)7COOH

  • Molecular Weight 158.24

  •  FEMA Number 2784

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 1752351

  •  EC Number 203-931-2

  •  Council of Europe no. 29

  •  MDL number MFCD00004433

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24901326

  •  Flavis number 8.029



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Quality Level   FOOD SAFE ELITE
biological source   synthetic
grade   FG
  follows IFRA guidelines
reg. compliance   EU Regulation 1223/2009
  FDA 21 CFR (1010)
  FDA 21 CFR (172.515)
  FDA 21 CFR (315)
  EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 178/2002
vapor density   5.5 (vs air)
vapor pressure   <0.1 mmHg ( 20 °C)
assay   ≥96%
expl. lim.   9 %
refractive index   n20/D 1.432(lit.)
bp   268-269 °C(lit.)
mp   9 °C (lit.)
density   0.906 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
Documentation   see Safety & Documentation for available documents
Organoleptic   cheesy; waxy; tallow
food allergen   no known allergens
fragrance allergen   no known allergens



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Nonanoic acid has been used as a standard for the quantification of odorant compounds in French mimosa absolute oil by GC-Sniffing.

General description

Nonanoic acid occurs naturally in Pelargonium L′Her. It one of the flavor constituents of cooked rice, acerola fruit, licorice and yogurt.

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