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3-methyl valeric acid
3-methylvaleric acid

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Name:3-methylpentanoic acid
CAS Number: 105-43-1Picture of molecule3D/inchi
ECHA EINECS - REACH Pre-Reg:203-297-7
FDA UNII:85FS4Y39LJ
Nikkaji Web:J95.910C
Beilstein Number:1720696
MDL:MFCD00002729
CoE Number:10149
XlogP3-AA:1.60 (est)
Molecular Weight:116.16004000
Formula:C6 H12 O2
NMR Predictor:Predict (works with chrome or firefox)
Category:flavoring agents
 
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JECFA Food Flavoring:262 3-methylpentanoic acid
FLAVIS Number:08.056 (Old)
DG SANTE Food Flavourings:08.056 3-methylvaleric acid
FEMA Number:3437 3-methylpentanoic acid
FDA Mainterm: 3-METHYLPENTANOIC ACID
 
Physical Properties:
Appearance:colorless clear liquid (est)
Assay: 98.00 to 100.00
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Specific Gravity:0.87400 to 0.97000 @ 25.00 °C.
Pounds per Gallon - (est).: 7.273 to 8.071
Refractive Index:1.36500 to 1.45600 @ 20.00 °C.
Boiling Point: 196.00 to 198.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg
Vapor Pressure:0.147000 mm/Hg @ 25.00 °C. (est)
Vapor Density:>1 ( Air = 1 )
Flash Point: 185.00 °F. TCC ( 85.00 °C. )
logP (o/w): 1.560 (est)
Soluble in:
 alcohol
 water, 5266 mg/L @ 25 °C (est)
 oils
 propylene glycol
Insoluble in:
 water
 
Organoleptic Properties:
Odor Type: animal
Odor Strength:medium ,
recommend smelling in a 1.00 % solution or less
Substantivity: > 336 hour(s) at 100.00 %
animal sharp acidic cheesy green fruity sweaty
Odor Description:at 1.00 % in dipropylene glycol. animal sharp acidic cheesy green fruity sweaty
animal sharp acidic cheesy green fruity sweaty
Odor Description:Animalic, sharp acidic cheesey, green with a fruity sweaty nuance
Mosciano, Gerard P&F 16, No. 2, 49, (1991)
Flavor Type: sour
sour cheesy fresh fruity
Taste Description: at 30.00 ppm. Sour, cheesey, fresh with fruity notes
Mosciano, Gerard P&F 16, No. 2, 49, (1991)
Odor and/or flavor descriptions from others (if found).
Bedoukian Research
3-METHYL PENTANOIC ACID ≥98.0%, Kosher
Odor Description:An herbaceous, cheese-like odor that is sweet upon dilution
Taste Description:Strong, acidic, slightly fruity, cheesy, sweaty
Can be used in a variety of aged cheese flavors, especially cheddar, parmesan, and romano.
Apiscent Labs
3 METHYL VALERIC ACID (PENTANOIC ACID)
Odor Description:Sour pungent odor; in dilution, sour-herbaceous, green
Natural Advantage
Parmesan Acid Nat
Taste Description:Parmesan cheese
Flavor Use: Oriental Tobacco, Parmesan Cheese, Cheese. Use Level: 0.02 - 5 ppm as consumed.
 
Cosmetic Information:
None found
 
Suppliers:
Apiscent Labs
3 METHYL VALERIC ACID (PENTANOIC ACID)
Odor: Sour pungent odor; in dilution, sour-herbaceous, green
Apple Flavor & Fragrance
3-Methyl pentanoic acid
Bedoukian Research
3-METHYL PENTANOIC ACID
≥98.0%, Kosher
Odor: An herbaceous, cheese-like odor that is sweet upon dilution
Flavor: Strong, acidic, slightly fruity, cheesy, sweaty
Can be used in a variety of aged cheese flavors, especially cheddar, parmesan, and romano.
Beijing Lys Chemicals
3-Methyl valeric acid
BOC Sciences
For experimental / research use only.
3-METHYL PENTANOIC ACID 98.0%
Citrus and Allied Essences
3-Methyl Pentanoic Acid
Market Report
EMD Millipore
For experimental / research use only.
3-Methylpentanoic acid
Frinton Laboratories
For experimental / research use only.
3-Methylvaleric Acid
Lluch Essence
3-METHYL VALERIC ACID
Odor: BITTER, VEGETABLE LIKE
Natural Advantage
Parmesan Acid Nat
Flavor: Parmesan cheese
Flavor Use: Oriental Tobacco, Parmesan Cheese, Cheese. Use Level: 0.02 - 5 ppm as consumed.
PCAS
3-Methyl Valerianic Acid
Penta International
3-METHYL VALERIC ACID NATURAL, Kosher
Penta International
3-METHYL VALERIC ACID, Kosher
Reincke & Fichtner
3-Methylpentanoic Acid
Riverside Aromatics
3-METHYLPENTANOIC ACID, NATURAL
Shanghai Vigen Fine Chemical
3-Methyl Pentanoic Acid
Sigma-Aldrich
3-Methylpentanoic acid, ≥98%, FG
Odor: berry; creamy; herbaceous
Certified Food Grade Products
Synerzine
3-Methylpentanoic Acid
Synerzine
natural 3-Methylpentanoic Acid
TCI AMERICA
For experimental / research use only.
3-Methylvaleric Acid >98.0%(GC)(T)
 
Safety Information:
Preferred SDS: View
European information :
Most important hazard(s):
C - Corrosive.
R 21 - Harmful in contact with skin.
R 34 - Causes burns.
R 36/38 - Irritating to skin and eyes.
S 02 - Keep out of the reach of children.
S 20/21 - When using do not eat, drink or smoke.
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 36/37/39 - Wear suitable clothing, gloves and eye/face protection.
S 45 - In case of accident or if you feel unwell seek medical advice immediately.
 
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
 
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Hazard statement(s)
None found.
Precautionary statement(s)
None found.
Oral/Parenteral Toxicity:
Not determined
Dermal Toxicity:
Not determined
Inhalation Toxicity:
Not determined
 
Safety in Use Information:
Category: flavoring agents
Recommendation for 3-methyl valeric acid usage levels up to:
 not for fragrance use.
 
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: 8
 average usual ppmaverage maximum ppm
baked goods: -5.00000
beverages(nonalcoholic): -2.00000
beverages(alcoholic): --
breakfast cereal: --
cheese: --
chewing gum: --
condiments / relishes: --
confectionery froastings: -5.00000
egg products: --
fats / oils: --
fish products: --
frozen dairy: -2.00000
fruit ices: -2.00000
gelatins / puddings: -2.00000
granulated sugar: --
gravies: --
hard candy: --
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: --
 
Safety References:
EPI System: View
Toxicology Citations:Search
EPA Substance Registry Services (TSCA):105-43-1
EPA ACToR:Toxicology Data
EPA Substance Registry Services (SRS):Registry
Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary :7755
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:Data
WISER:UN 3265
WGK Germany:3
3-methylpentanoic acid
Chemidplus:0000105431
 
References:
 3-methylpentanoic acid
NIST Chemistry WebBook:Search Inchi
Canada Domestic Sub. List:105-43-1
Pubchem (cid):7755
Pubchem (sid):134971000
Pherobase:View
 
Other Information:
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(IUPAC):Periodic Table of the Elements
FDA Everything Added to Food in the United States (EAFUS):View
CHEMBL:View
HMDB (The Human Metabolome Database):HMDB33774
FooDB:FDB011927
Export Tariff Code:2915.90.1800
VCF-Online:VCF Volatile Compounds in Food
ChemSpider:View
Wikipedia:View
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cheese ester key
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parmesan
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ranchero
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manchego
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asiago
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gorgonzola
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camembert
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mild cheddar
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smoked gouda
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colby
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blue
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paneer
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mozzarella
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ricotta
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mascarpone
cheese flavor
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provolone
cheese flavor
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roquefort
cheese flavor
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cheddar
cheese flavor
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neufchatel
cheese flavor
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brie
cheese flavor
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muenster
cheese flavor
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feta
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cotija
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edam
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emmental
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swiss
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old english
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sharp cheddar
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parmesan
cheese flavor
FL
white cheddar
cheese powder flavor
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cheese sulfur key
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(E)-2,4-
dimethyl-2-pentenoic acid
FL
3-
hydroxy-5-methyl-2-hexanone
FL
methyl ketones
FL
creamy
cream
cheese flavor
FL
2,4-
heptadienal
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dairy
dairy flavor
FL
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earthy
1-
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fatty
diacetyl trimer
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dimethyl sulfoxide
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fermented
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fishy
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fruity
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kiwi distillates
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methionyl butyrate
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methyl 2-undecynoate
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onion
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taco
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yeasty
faex extracts
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Potential Uses:
FLapple
FLcheese
FLherbal
FLstrawberry
 topnotes
 
Occurrence (nature, food, other):note
 apple fruit
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 cheese
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 cocoa
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 cordylandra burchellii
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 grape
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 potato baked potato
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 rum
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 tobacco leaf
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Synonyms:
 acetoacetic methyl ester
sec-butyl acetic acid
 butylacetic acid, sec-
2-methyl butane-1-carboxylic acid
3-methyl pentanoic acid
beta-methyl valeric acid
3 methyl valeric acid (pentanoic acid)
3-methyl valeric acid natural
3-methyl-pentanoic acid
2-methylbutane-1-carboxylic acid
3-methylpentanoic acid
(±)-3-methylvaleric acid
3-methylvaleric acid
DL-3-methylvaleric acid
DL-3-methylvalericacid
 parmesan acid
 pentanoic acid, 3-methyl-
 valeric acid, 3-methyl-
 
 
Notes:
Used as a food additive [EAFUS]
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