menthyl isovalerate
p-menth-3-yl isovalerate
russian drug. Flavouring ingredient with a bitter, wood-like taste
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(5-methyl-2-propan-2-ylcyclohexyl) 3-methylbutanoate (Click)
CAS Number: 16409-46-4Picture of molecule
ECHA EINECS - REACH Pre-Reg: 240-460-1
Nikkaji Web: J286.893H
Beilstein Number: 3200250
MDL: MFCD00045488
CoE Number: 450
XlogP3-AA: 5.00 (est)
Molecular Weight: 240.38656000
Formula: C15 H28 O2
NMR Predictor: Predict (works with chrome or firefox)
Category: flavor and fragrance agents
US / EU / FDA / JECFA / FEMA / FLAVIS / Scholar / Patent Information:
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JECFA Food Flavoring: 432  menthyl isovalerate
Flavis Number: 09.455 (Old)
DG SANTE Food Flavourings: 09.455  menthyl isovalerate
FEMA Number: 2669  menthyl isovalerate
FDA Regulation:
Subpart F--Flavoring Agents and Related Substances
Sec. 172.515 Synthetic flavoring substances and adjuvants.
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Physical Properties:
Appearance: colorless clear oily liquid (est)
Assay: 98.00 to 100.00 % 
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Specific Gravity: 0.90900 @  25.00 °C.
Boiling Point: 260.00 to  262.00 °C. @ 750.00 mm Hg
Vapor Pressure: 0.007000 mm/Hg @ 25.00 °C. (est)
Flash Point: 230.00 °F. TCC ( 110.00 °C. )
logP (o/w): 5.555 (est)
Soluble in:
 water, 0.3057 mg/L @ 25 °C (est)
Insoluble in:
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Organoleptic Properties:
Odor Type: fruity
Odor Strength: medium
 fruity  cooling  sweet  woody  
Odor Description:
at 100.00 %. 
fruity cooling sweet woody
 fruity  cooling  sweet  woody  
Odor Description:
Fruity, cooling, sweet and woody
Mosciano, Gerard P&F 15, No. 3, 51, (1990)
 fruity  sweet  tutti frutti  
Taste Description:
at 80.00 ppm.  
Fruity, sweet, with a tutti frutti background
Mosciano, Gerard P&F 15, No. 3, 51, (1990)
Substantivity: 96 Hour(s)
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Cosmetic Information:
CosIng: cosmetic data
Cosmetic Uses: perfuming agents
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Bell Flavors & Fragrances
Menthyl Isovalerate
CTC Organics
menthyl isovalerate
Inoue Perfumery
Penta International
Reincke & Fichtner
Menthyl Isovalerate
Menthyl isovalerate, ≥98%, FG
Odor: woody; fruity; sweet
Certified Food Grade Products
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Safety Information:
Preferred SDS: View
European information :
Most important hazard(s):
Xi - Irritant
R 36/38 - Irritating to skin and eyes.
S 02 - Keep out of the reach of children.
S 24/25 - Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
S 26 - In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
S 37/39 - Wear suitable gloves and eye/face protection.
Hazards identification
Classification of the substance or mixture
GHS Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
None found.
GHS Label elements, including precautionary statements
Hazard statement(s)
None found.
Precautionary statement(s)
None found.
Human Experience:
1 % solution: no irritation or sensitization.
Oral/Parenteral Toxicity:
oral-rat LD50  > 5000 mg/kg
Food and Chemical Toxicology. Vol. 20, Pg. 735, 1982.

Dermal Toxicity:
skin-rabbit LD50 > 5000 mg/kg
Food and Chemical Toxicology. Vol. 20, Pg. 735, 1982.

Inhalation Toxicity:
Not determined
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Safety in Use Information:
Category: flavor and fragrance agents
Recommendation for menthyl isovalerate usage levels up to:
  1.0000 % in the fragrance concentrate.
Use levels for FEMA GRAS flavoring substances on which the FEMA Expert Panel based its judgments that the substances are generally recognized as safe (GRAS).
The Expert Panel also publishes separate extensive reviews of scientific information on all FEMA GRAS flavoring substances and can be found at FEMA Flavor Ingredient Library
publication number: 3
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 average usual ppmaverage maximum ppm
baked goods: -18.00000
beverages(nonalcoholic): -5.00000
beverages(alcoholic): --
breakfast cereal: --
cheese: --
chewing gum: --
condiments / relishes: --
confectionery froastings: --
egg products: --
fats / oils: --
fish products: --
frozen dairy: -2.90000
fruit ices: -2.90000
gelatins / puddings: --
granulated sugar: --
gravies: --
hard candy: -7.40000
imitation dairy: --
instant coffee / tea: --
jams / jellies: --
meat products: --
milk products: --
nut products: --
other grains: --
poultry: --
processed fruits: --
processed vegetables: --
reconstituted vegetables: --
seasonings / flavors: --
snack foods: --
soft candy: --
soups: --
sugar substitutes: --
sweet sauces: --
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Safety References:
Flavor & Extract Manufacturers Association (FEMA) reference(s):
The FEMA GRAS assessment of alicyclic substances used as flavor ingredients.View pdf
EPI System: View
EPA Substance Registry Services (TSCA): 16409-46-4
EPA ACToR: Toxicology Data
EPA Substance Registry Services (SRS): Registry
Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary : 565690
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: Data
WGK Germany: 2
 (5-methyl-2-propan-2-ylcyclohexyl) 3-methylbutanoate
Chemidplus: 0016409464
RTECS: OT0720000 for cas# 16409-46-4
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 (5-methyl-2-propan-2-ylcyclohexyl) 3-methylbutanoate
NIST Chemistry WebBook: Search Inchi
Canada Domestic Sub. List: 16409-46-4
Pubchem (cid): 565690
Pubchem (sid): 134992586
Pherobase: View
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Other Information:
(IUPAC): Atomic Weights of the Elements 2009
(IUPAC): Atomic Weights of the Elements 2009 (pdf)
Videos: The Periodic Table of Videos
tgsc: Atomic Weights use for this web site
(IUPAC): Periodic Table of the Elements
FDA Everything Added to Food in the United States (EAFUS): View
HMDB (The Human Metabolome Database): HMDB37211
FooDB: FDB016218
Export Tariff Code: 2915.60.0000
VCF-Online: VCF Volatile Compounds in Food
ChemSpider: View
Wikipedia: View
RSC Learn Chemistry: View
Read: Under the conditions of intended use - New developments in the FEMA GRAS program and the safety assessment of flavor ingredients
Read: A GRAS assessment program for flavor ingredients
Read: Sensory testing for flavorings with modifying properties. Food Technology
Read: Criteria for the safety evaluation of flavoring substances
Read: A procedure for the safety evaluation of natural flavor complexes used as ingredients in food: essential oils
Read: FEMA Expert Panel: 30 Years of safety evaluation for the flavor industry
Read: Consumption ratio and food predominance of flavoring materials
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Potential Blenders and core components note
For Odor
isobornyl formateFL/FR
 cyclohexyl formateFL/FR
 citronellal diisotridecyl acetalFR
 lilac lactoneFL/FR
2-cyclohexyl cyclohexanoneFR
(Z)-isodihydrolavandulyl acetateFR
common tansy flower oilFR
common tansy flower oil dutchFR
 menthyl acetateFL/FR
 menthyl acetate racemicFL/FR
 carvyl propionateFL/FR
common tansy oil canadaFR
para-tert-butyl cyclohexanoneFR
For Flavor
No flavor group found for these
 carvyl propionateFL/FR
 lilac lactoneFL/FR
 limonen-10-yl acetateFL
 menthyl acetate racemicFL/FR
 menthyl acetateFL/FR
 cyclohexyl formateFL/FR
isobornyl formateFL/FR
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Potential Uses:
 currant blackFR
 melon watermelon muskmelon cantaloupe 
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Occurrence (nature, food, other): note
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 nutmeg seed
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 peppermint leaf
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 peppermint oil
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 butanoic acid, 2-methyl-, 5-methyl-2-(1-methylethyl)cyclohexyl ester
 menth-3-yl isovalerate
p-menth-3-yl isovalerate
para-menth-3-yl isovalerate
 menthol isovalerate
 menthyl 3-menthyl butyrate
 menthyl 3-menthylbutyrate
 menthyl 3-methyl butanoate
 menthyl 3-methylbutanoate
 menthyl isopentanoate
 menthyl isovalerianate
 mentyl isovalerate
(1alpha,2beta,5alpha)-3-methyl butanoic acid 5-methyl-2-(1-methyl ethyl) cyclohexyl ester
3-methyl butanoic acid 5-methyl-2-(1-methyl ethyl) cyclohexyl ester
5-methyl-2-(1-methyl ethyl) cyclohexyl 3-methyl butanoate
5-methyl-2-(1-methylethyl)cyclohexyl 3-methylbutanoate
(5-methyl-2-propan-2-ylcyclohexyl) 3-methylbutanoate
3-methylbutanoic acid 5-methyl-2-(1-methylethyl)cyclohexyl ester
1-isopropyl-4-methyl cyclohex-2-yl 3-methyl butanoate
1-isopropyl-4-methylcyclohex-2-yl 3-methylbutanoate
isovaleric acid, p-menth-3-yl ester
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