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Methyl heptanoate

analytical standard

Synonym: Heptanoic acid methyl ester, Methyl enanthate

  • CAS Number 106-73-0

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C8H16O2

  • Molecular Weight 144.21

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 1747147

  •  EC Number 203-428-8

  •  MDL number MFCD00009537

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329766267

  •  NACRES NA.24

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Properties

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Quality Level   100
grade   analytical standard
assay   ≥99.8% (GC)
form   neat
shelf life   limited shelf life, expiry date on the label
application(s)   HPLC: suitable
  gas chromatography (GC): suitable
refractive index   n20/D 1.411
bp   171-172 °C (lit.)
density   0.880 g/mL at 20 °C (lit.)
Featured Industry   Cleaning Products
Cosmetics
Flavors and Fragrances
Food and Beverages
Personal Care
format   neat
functional group   ester
shipped in   ambient
storage temp.   room temp
SMILES string   CCCCCCC(=O)OC
InChI   1S/C8H16O2/c1-3-4-5-6-7-8(9)10-2/h3-7H2,1-2H3
InChI key   XNCNNDVCAUWAIT-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Description

General description

Methyl heptanoate is a fatty acid ester prepared by treating heptanoic acid with methyl alcohol in the presence of hydrochloric acid or sulfuric acid. It is commonly used as a flavoring agent in food products.

Application

Methyl heptanoate may be used as an external standard for the extraction and quantification of aroma compounds in stratch matrices using gas chromatography technique.

Refer to the product′s Certificate of Analysis for more information on a suitable instrument technique. Contact Technical Service for further support.

Packaging

1, 5 mL in glass bottle

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
GHS02  GHS02
Signal word 
Warning
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
RIDADR 
UN 3272 3 / PGIII
WGK Germany 
WGK 2
RTECS 
MJ2297500
Flash Point(F) 
125.6 °F - closed cup
Flash Point(C) 
52 °C - closed cup
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