W280704 Sigma-Aldrich

Octyl butyrate

≥98%, FG

Synonym: Octyl butanoate

  • CAS Number 110-39-4

  • Linear Formula CH3CH2CH2CO2(CH2)7CH3

  • Molecular Weight 200.32

  •  FEMA Number 2807

  •  EC Number 203-762-4

  •  Council of Europe no. 272

  •  MDL number MFCD00048939

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24901186

  •  Flavis number 9.046



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biological source   synthetic
grade   FG
reg. compliance   FDA 21 CFR (172.515)
  EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 178/2002
assay   ≥98%
refractive index   n20/D 1.425 (lit.)
bp   224 °C(lit.)
mp   −56 °C (lit.)
density   0.862 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
Documentation   see Safety & Documentation for available documents
Organoleptic   creamy; green; oily; waxy; fruity; sweet
food allergen   no known allergens


General description

Octyl butyrate is one of the major constituents of the essential oils of Heracleum sphondylium subsp. Ternatum. It occurs naturally in the mature fruit of wild parsnip and muskmelon. Octyl butyrate is also a promising candidate as a lure for yellowjackets.


1 kg in poly bottle

9 kg in composite drum

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