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Fusel oil

natural, FG



Related Categories Alphabetical Listings, Certified Food Grade Products, Certified Natural Products, E-F, E-G,
Quality Level   400
grade   FG
Agency/Method   follows IFRA guidelines
reg. compliance   EU Regulation 1223/2009
  EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 178/2002
  FDA 21 CFR 117
  FDA 21 CFR 172.515
refractive index   n20/D 1.400
Documentation   see Safety & Documentation for available documents
Organoleptic   alcohol; woody; ethereal; sweet
food allergen   no known allergens
fragrance allergen   no known allergens


General description

Natural occurence: Fermented grape and fermented potato

Fusel oil is the main by-product formed during alcohol production.


Composed of mostly alcohols, this material is a natural for adding boozy notes to most types of alcoholic flavors like wine, whiskey, rum, tequila, cider and brandy. It can be used in fruits to add overripe notes like apple, banana, strawberry and pear.


1 kg in poly bottle

100, 500 g in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Odor at 1%

Taste at 5-10ppm

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Signal word 
UN1201 - class 3 - PG 3 - Fusel oil
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
113.9 °F - closed cup
Flash Point(C) 
45.5 °C - closed cup
Protocols & Articles


Potential Application for Fusel Oil

Fusel oil consists predominately of a mixture of C3, C4 and C5 chain length aliphatic alcohols. The proportions of the following will vary with source: 2-methylbutan-1-ol, isoamyl alcohol, isobutyl a...
Keywords: Fermentation

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