W254908 Sigma-Aldrich

Heptyl butyrate

≥98%, FG

Synonym: Heptyl butanoate

  • CAS Number 5870-93-9

  • Linear Formula CH3CH2CH2CO2(CH2)6CH3

  • Molecular Weight 186.29

  •  FEMA Number 2549

  •  EC Number 227-526-5

  •  Council of Europe no. 504

  •  MDL number MFCD00048908

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24901137

  •  Flavis number 9.166



Related Categories Alphabetical Listings, Certified Food Grade Products, E-H, Flavors and Fragrances, G-H,
biological source   synthetic
grade   FG
reg. compliance   FDA 21 CFR (117)
  FDA 21 CFR (172.515)
  EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 178/2002
assay   ≥98%
refractive index   n20/D 1.4215(lit.)
bp   225-226 °C(lit.)
mp   −58 °C (lit.)
density   0.864 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
Documentation   see Safety & Documentation for available documents
Organoleptic   green; fruity; sweet
food allergen   no known allergens



1 kg in glass bottle

4, 9 kg in poly drum

General description

Heptyl butyrate is a flavor ester that occurs naturally in babaco fruit. It is an attractant for Vespula pensylvanica, a species of Yellow Jacket.

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