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W317101 Aldrich

cis-3-Hexenyl acetate

≥98%, stabilized, FCC, FG

Synonym: (3Z)-3-Hexen-1-ol acetate, (3Z)-C-3-Hexenyl acetate, Leaf acetate

  • CAS Number 3681-71-8

  • Linear Formula CH3CO2CH2CH2CH=CHC2H5

  • Molecular Weight 142.20

  •  FEMA Number 3171

  •  EC Number 222-960-1

  •  Council of Europe no. 644

  •  MDL number MFCD00036563

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24901511

  •  Flavis number 9.197



Related Categories A-D, Alphabetical Listings, Certified Food Grade Products, E - H, Flavors and Fragrances,
biological source   synthetic
grade   FG
  follows IFRA guidelines
reg. compliance   EU Regulation 1223/2009
  EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 178/2002
assay   ≥98%
contains   α-tocopherol, synthetic as stabilizer
refractive index   n20/D 1.427(lit.)
bp   75-76 °C/23 mmHg(lit.)
density   0.897 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
Documentation   see Safety & Documentation for available documents
Organoleptic   fresh; green; fruity; sweet
food allergen   no known allergens
fragrance allergen   no known allergens


Biochem/physiol Actions

Taste at 1-15 ppm


1 kg in glass bottle

200 g in glass bottle

General description

cis-3-Hexenyl acetate is a green leaf volatile that is produced as a chemical defense against herbivores. It occurs naturally in virgin olive oil.

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