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2-methyl heptanoic acid
2-methylheptanoic acid

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Name:2-methylheptanoic acid
CAS Number: 1188-02-9Picture of molecule3D/inchi
ECHA EINECS - REACH Pre-Reg:214-704-2
FDA UNII:42C9131FOZ
Nikkaji Web:J203.450F
MDL:MFCD00142944
CoE Number:2003
XlogP3:2.90 (est)
Molecular Weight:144.21392000
Formula:C8 H16 O2
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EFSA/JECFA Comments:
Racemate.
Category:flavor and fragrance agents
 
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JECFA Food Flavoring:1212 2-methylheptanoic acid
FLAVIS Number:08.047 (Old)
DG SANTE Food Flavourings:08.047 2-methylheptanoic acid
FEMA Number:2706 2-methylheptanoic acid
FDA:No longer provide for the use of these seven synthetic flavoring substances
FDA Mainterm: 2-METHYLHEPTANOIC ACID
FDA Regulation:
FDA PART 172 -- FOOD ADDITIVES PERMITTED FOR DIRECT ADDITION TO FOOD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
Subpart F--Flavoring Agents and Related Substances
Sec. 172.515 Synthetic flavoring substances and adjuvants.
 
Physical Properties:
Appearance:colorless clear oily liquid (est)
Assay: 97.00 to 100.00
Additional Assay Information:racemate
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Specific Gravity:0.90700 to 0.90900 @ 20.00 °C.
Pounds per Gallon - (est).: 7.556 to 7.573
Refractive Index:1.42400 to 1.42600 @ 20.00 °C.
Melting Point: 15.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg
Boiling Point: 140.00 °C. @ 30.00 mm Hg
Boiling Point: 121.00 to 122.00 °C. @ 13.00 mm Hg
Vapor Pressure:0.018000 mm/Hg @ 25.00 °C. (est)
Flash Point:> 230.00 °F. TCC ( > 110.00 °C. )
logP (o/w): 2.579 (est)
Soluble in:
 alcohol
 water, very slightly
 water, 592.1 mg/L @ 25 °C (est)
Insoluble in:
 water
 
Organoleptic Properties:
Odor Type: waxy
Odor Strength:medium ,
recommend smelling in a 1.00 % solution or less
waxy green cheesy sweaty buttermilk
Odor Description:at 1.00 % in propylene glycol. waxy green cheese sweaty butter milk
waxy green cheesy sweaty
Odor Description:Waxy, green, cheesy and sweaty
Mosciano, Gerard P&F 15, No. 2, 69, (1990)
Flavor Type: waxy
waxy soapy oily fatty
Taste Description: at 40.00 ppm. Waxy, soapy, oily and fatty
Mosciano, Gerard P&F 15, No. 2, 69, (1990)
Odor and/or flavor descriptions from others (if found).
 
Cosmetic Information:
None found
 
Suppliers:
Apiscent Labs
2 METHYL HEPTANOIC ACID
Odor: Fatty, sour
Apple Flavor & Fragrance
2-Methyl heptanoic acid
Beijing Lys Chemicals
2-Methylheptanoic acid
BOC Sciences
For experimental / research use only.
2-Methylheptanoic Acid
EMD Millipore
For experimental / research use only.
2-Methylheptanoic Acid
Endeavour Specialty Chemicals
2-Methylheptanoic acid 98% F&F
Speciality Chemical Product Groups
FCI SAS
2-METHYL HEPTANOIC ACID
Odor: Fatty, sour
Flavor: Sour, fruity and nut-like
Frutarom
2 METHYL HEPTANOIC ACID
Lluch Essence
2-METHYL HEPTANOIC ACID
M&U International
2-Methyl Heptanic Acid
Nagar Haveli Perfumes & Aromatics
2-Methyl Heptanoic Acid
Odor: Waxy green cheese sweaty butter milk
Penta International
2-METHYL HEPTANOIC ACID, Kosher
Reincke & Fichtner
2-Methylheptanoic Acid
Robinson Brothers
2-Methylheptanoic acid F&F
https://www.robinsonbrothers.uk/chemistry-competences
Santa Cruz Biotechnology
For experimental / research use only.
2-Methylheptanoic Acid 98%
Shanghai Vigen Fine Chemical
2-Methyl Heptanoic Acid
Sigma-Aldrich
2-Methylheptanoic acid, ≥97%
Odor: butter; cheese; creamy
Certified Food Grade Products
Sunaux International
2-Methylheptanoic Acid
Synerzine
2-Methyl Heptanoic Acid
TCI AMERICA
For experimental / research use only.
2-Methylheptanoic Acid >98.0%(T)(GC)
Treatt
2-Methylheptanoic acid
Halal, Kosher
Odor: fatty-oily, sour, rancid
Flavor: fruity, sour, nutty
Used in fruity flavors (e.g., apple, apricot, berry types), nut flavors (roast nut, walnut, coconut), Dairy flavors (butter, cheese) and meat flavors. Normal use levels in finished consumer product: 0.05-10 ppm. Council of Europe limits: foods (10 ppm); beverages (1 ppm).
 
Safety Information:
Preferred SDS: View
European information :
Most important hazard(s):
Xi - Irritant
R 36/37/38 - Irritating to eyes, respiratory system, and skin.
R 41 - Risk of serious damage to 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 36 - Wear suitable protective clothing.
 
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
 
Pictogram
 
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: flavor and fragrance agents
 
Maximised Survey-derived Daily Intakes (MSDI-EU): 14.00 (μg/capita/day)
Maximised Survey-derived Daily Intakes (MSDI-USA): 6.00 (μg/capita/day)
Structure Class: I
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
 average usual ppmaverage maximum ppm
baked goods: -10.00000
beverages(nonalcoholic): -1.00000
beverages(alcoholic): --
breakfast cereal: --
cheese: --
chewing gum: --
condiments / relishes: --
confectionery froastings: --
egg products: --
fats / oils: --
fish products: --
frozen dairy: -10.00000
fruit ices: -10.00000
gelatins / puddings: --
granulated sugar: --
gravies: --
hard candy: -10.00000
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:
European Food Safety Athority(efsa):Flavor usage levels; Subacute, Subchronic, Chronic and Carcinogenicity Studies; Developmental / Reproductive Toxicity Studies; Genotoxicity Studies...

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reference(s):

Flavouring Group Evaluation 72 (FGE.72): Consideration of aliphatic, branched-chain saturated and unsaturated alcohols, aldehydes, acids, and related esters evaluated by the JECFA (61st meeting) structurally related to branched- and straight-chain unsaturated carboxylic acids. Esters of these and straight-chain aliphatic saturated alcohols evaluated by EFSA in FGE.05Rev2 (2010)
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Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 72, Revision 1 (FGE.72Rev1): Consideration of aliphatic, branched-chain saturated and unsaturated alcohols, aldehydes, acids, and related esters evaluated by the JECFA (61st meeting) structurally related to branched- and straight-chain unsaturated carboxylic acids, esters of these and straight-chain aliphatic saturated alcohols evaluated by EFSA in FGE.05Rev2
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EPI System: View
EPA Substance Registry Services (TSCA):1188-02-9
EPA ACToR:Toxicology Data
EPA Substance Registry Services (SRS):Registry
Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary :14475
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:Data
WGK Germany:3
2-methylheptanoic acid
Chemidplus:0001188029
 
References:
 2-methylheptanoic acid
NIST Chemistry WebBook:Search Inchi
Canada Domestic Sub. List:1188-02-9
Pubchem (cid):14475
Pubchem (sid):134980641
 
Other Information:
(IUPAC):Atomic Weights of the Elements 2009
(IUPAC):Atomic Weights of the Elements 2009 (pdf)
Videos:The Periodic Table of Videos
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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):HMDB31587
FooDB:FDB008214
Export Tariff Code:2915.90.7000
VCF-Online:VCF Volatile Compounds in Food
ChemSpider:View
 
Potential Blenders and core components note
For Odor
acidic
iso
butyric acid
FL/FR
cyclohexyl acetic acid
FL/FR
2-
methyl butyric acid
FL/FR
2-
methyl-2-pentenoic acid
FL/FR
aldehydic
dodecanal (aldehyde C-12 lauric)
FL/FR
lily pentanal
FR
2-
methyl undecanal dimethyl acetal
FR
10-
undecenal (aldehyde C-11 undecylenic)
FL/FR
undecenal mixture (aldehyde C-11 mixed)
FL/FR
balsamic
iso
amyl benzoate
FL/FR
buttery
acetyl propionyl
FL/FR
butyl butyryl lactate
FL/FR
2,3-
heptane dione
FL/FR
camphoreous
beta-homo
cyclocitral
FL/FR
cheesy
butyric acid
FL/FR
heptanoic acid
FL/FR
2-
methyl hexanoic acid
FL/FR
S-(
methyl thio) butyrate
FL/FR
2-
methyl valeric acid
FL/FR
2-
methyl-2-hexenoic acid
FR
valeric acid
FL/FR
iso
valeric acid
FL/FR
chocolate
2,5-
dimethyl pyrazine
FL/FR
citrus
(E)-2-
tetradecenal
FL/FR
creamy
3-
heptyl dihydro-5-methyl-2(3H)-furanone
FL/FR
fatty
decanoic acid
FL/FR
hexanoic acid
FL/FR
2-
nonenal
FL/FR
octanoic acid
FL/FR
(E)-2-
octenal
FL/FR
(Z)-
oleic acid
FL/FR
fermented
methyl decanoate
FL/FR
floral
dimethyl octanol
FL/FR
geranyl acetate
FL/FR
hexyl 2-furoate
FL/FR
hydroxycitronellal
FL/FR
hydroxycitronellal dimethyl acetal
FL/FR
jasmin cyclopentanol
FR
methyl citronellate
FL/FR
muguet butanal
FR
nerolidol
FL/FR
neryl isovalerate
FL/FR
phenethyl hexanoate
FL/FR
fruity
allyl cyclohexyl acetate
FL/FR
amyl hexanoate
FL/FR
iso
amyl octanoate
FL/FR
butyl hexanoate
FL/FR
cyclohexyl carboxylic acid
FL/FR
cyclohexyl propionate
FL/FR
dimethyl succinate
FL/FR
ethyl 2-octenoate
FL/FR
filbert hexenone
FL/FR
grape butyrate
FL/FR
4-
heptanone
FL/FR
hexanal propylene glycol acetal
FL/FR
methyl 4-methyl valerate
FL/FR
2-
methyl butyl 2-methyl butyrate
FL/FR
2-
methyl butyl isovalerate
FL/FR
(E)-7-
methyl-3-octen-2-one
FL/FR
2-
nonanone
FL/FR
prenyl hexanoate
FL/FR
propyl butyrate
FL/FR
sorbyl butyrate
FL/FR
green
dodecanal dimethyl acetal
FL/FR
ethyl (E,Z)-2,4-decadienoate
FL/FR
3-
hepten-2-one
FL/FR
heptyl formate
FL/FR
hexanal (aldehyde C-6)
FL/FR
(Z)-3-
hexen-1-yl formate
FL/FR
(Z)-3-
hexen-1-yl hexanoate
FL/FR
(E)-2-
hexen-1-yl isovalerate
FL/FR
(Z)-3-
hexen-1-yl oxyacetaldehyde
FR
(E)-2-
hexenal
FL/FR
hexyl 2-methyl butyrate
FL/FR
hexyl butyrate
FL/FR
hexyl octanoate
FL/FR
hexyl phenyl acetate
FL/FR
melon nonenoate
FL/FR
neryl butyrate
FL/FR
(E,Z)-3,6-
nonadien-1-yl acetate
FL/FR
3,6-
nonadien-1-yl acetate
FL/FR
(E)-2-
nonen-1-ol
FL/FR
(E)-3-
nonen-1-ol
FL/FR
2-
octen-1-ol
FL/FR
(E)-2-
octen-1-ol
FL/FR
phenyl acetaldehyde ethylene glycol acetal
FR
herbal
3-
octanone
FL/FR
3-
octyl acetate
FL/FR
melon
(Z)-6-
nonen-1-ol
FL/FR
nutty
nutty quinoxaline
FL/FR
spicy
cumin seed oil
FL/FR
myristica fragrans fruit extract
FL/FR
myristica fragrans seed tincture
FL/FR
(±)-1,2,5,6-
tetrahydrocuminic acid
FL/FR
vegetable
1-
furfuryl pyrrole
FL/FR
waxy
butyl laurate
FL/FR
decanal diethyl acetal
FL/FR
9-
decenoic acid
FL/FR
decyl acetate
FL/FR
1-
dodecanol
FL/FR
ethyl laurate
FL/FR
ethyl nonanoate
FL/FR
methyl butyl phenyl acetate
FL/FR
(E)-
methyl geranate
FL/FR
methyl octanoate
FL/FR
2,4-
nonadien-1-ol
FL/FR
nonanoic acid
FL/FR
2-
nonanol
FL/FR
(Z)-3-
nonen-1-ol
FL/FR
octanol
FL/FR
octyl isobutyrate
FL/FR
phenethyl octanoate
FL/FR
undecanoic acid
FL/FR
1-
undecanol
FL/FR
For Flavor
No flavor group found for these
iso
butyl amine
FL
ethyl cyclohexyl carboxylate
FL
(E,E)-2,4-
heptadien-1-ol
FL
(Z)-3-
hexenoic acid
FL
3-
mercapto-3-methyl butyl formate
FL
(E)-
methyl geranate
FL/FR
5-
methyl hexanoic acid
FL
4-
methyl valeric acid
FL
(E)-3-
nonen-1-ol
FL/FR
prenyl hexanoate
FL/FR
(±)-1,2,5,6-
tetrahydrocuminic acid
FL/FR
undecenal mixture (aldehyde C-11 mixed)
FL/FR
acidic
acidic
iso
butyric acid
FL/FR
valeric acid
FL/FR
aldehydic
1-
undecanol
FL/FR
buttery
2,3-
heptane dione
FL/FR
2-
methyl valeric acid
FL/FR
(E)-2-
pentenoic acid
FL
cheesy
ammonium isovalerate 30% in pg
FL
hexanoic acid
FL/FR
2-
nonanone
FL/FR
iso
valeric acid
FL/FR
cooling
beta-homo
cyclocitral
FL/FR
creamy
acetoin butyrate
FL
butyl butyryl lactate
FL/FR
3-
hepten-2-one
FL/FR
2-
methyl-4-pentenoic acid
FL
octyl isobutyrate
FL/FR
dairy
4-
pentenoic acid
FL
fatty
2,4-
decadienal
FL
diacetyl trimer
FL
dimethyl octanol
FL/FR
dimethyl sulfoxide
FL
heptyl formate
FL/FR
methyl decanoate
FL/FR
(E)-7-
methyl-3-octen-2-one
FL/FR
2,4-
nonadien-1-ol
FL/FR
nonanoic acid
FL/FR
2-
nonenal
FL/FR
2,4-
octadien-1-ol
FL
2-
octen-1-ol
FL/FR
(E)-2-
octen-1-ol
FL/FR
(E)-2-
octenal
FL/FR
(E)-2-
octenoic acid
FL
(Z)-
oleic acid
FL/FR
10-
undecenal (aldehyde C-11 undecylenic)
FL/FR
fermented
methyl thio isovalerate
FL
fishy
trimethyl amine
FL
floral
methyl citronellate
FL/FR
fruity
allyl cyclohexyl acetate
FL/FR
iso
amyl benzoate
FL/FR
amyl hexanoate
FL/FR
iso
amyl octanoate
FL/FR
butyl hexanoate
FL/FR
cyclohexyl carboxylic acid
FL/FR
cyclohexyl propionate
FL/FR
dimethyl succinate
FL/FR
ethyl (E)-2-octenoate
FL
ethyl 2-octenoate
FL/FR
ethyl 3-oxohexanoate
FL
filbert hexenone
FL/FR
4-
heptanone
FL/FR
3-
heptyl dihydro-5-methyl-2(3H)-furanone
FL/FR
hexanal propylene glycol acetal
FL/FR
hexyl phenyl acetate
FL/FR
methyl 4-methyl valerate
FL/FR
2-
methyl butyl 2-methyl butyrate
FL/FR
2-
methyl butyl isovalerate
FL/FR
2-
methyl butyric acid
FL/FR
neryl isovalerate
FL/FR
phenethyl octanoate
FL/FR
propyl butyrate
FL/FR
sorbyl butyrate
FL/FR
green
dodecanal dimethyl acetal
FL/FR
ethyl (E,Z)-2,4-decadienoate
FL/FR
geranyl acetate
FL/FR
grape butyrate
FL/FR
hexanal (aldehyde C-6)
FL/FR
(Z)-3-
hexen-1-yl formate
FL/FR
(Z)-3-
hexen-1-yl hexanoate
FL/FR
(E)-2-
hexen-1-yl isovalerate
FL/FR
(E)-2-
hexenal
FL/FR
(E)-3-
hexenoic acid
FL
hexyl 2-furoate
FL/FR
hexyl 2-methyl butyrate
FL/FR
hexyl butyrate
FL/FR
hexyl octanoate
FL/FR
melon nonenoate
FL/FR
methyl 2-undecynoate
FL
methyl octanoate
FL/FR
nerolidol
FL/FR
neryl butyrate
FL/FR
(E,Z)-3,6-
nonadien-1-yl acetate
FL/FR
3,6-
nonadien-1-yl acetate
FL/FR
(E)-2-
nonen-1-ol
FL/FR
3-
octyl acetate
FL/FR
leafy
methyl butyl phenyl acetate
FL/FR
meaty
2-
methyl 3-(methyl thio) furan
FL
12-
methyl tridecanal
FL
mushroom
3-
octanone
FL/FR
musty
2,5-
dimethyl pyrazine
FL/FR
S-(
methyl thio) butyrate
FL/FR
nutty
nutty quinoxaline
FL/FR
oily
2-
methyl hexanoic acid
FL/FR
soapy
decanoic acid
FL/FR
dodecanal (aldehyde C-12 lauric)
FL/FR
1-
dodecanol
FL/FR
octanoic acid
FL/FR
sour
butyric acid
FL/FR
2,4-
dimethyl-2-pentenoic acid
FL
3-
methyl valeric acid
FL
2-
methyl-2-pentenoic acid
FL/FR
spicy
cumin seed oil
FL/FR
myristica fragrans fruit extract
FL/FR
myristica fragrans seed tincture
FL/FR
sulfurous
methyl 4-(methyl thio) butyrate
FL
sweet
cyclohexyl acetic acid
FL/FR
toasted
acetyl propionyl
FL/FR
vegetable
1-
furfuryl pyrrole
FL/FR
waxy
butyl laurate
FL/FR
decanal diethyl acetal
FL/FR
9-
decenoic acid
FL/FR
decyl acetate
FL/FR
ethyl laurate
FL/FR
ethyl nonanoate
FL/FR
heptanoic acid
FL/FR
hydroxycitronellal
FL/FR
hydroxycitronellal dimethyl acetal
FL/FR
2-
nonanol
FL/FR
(Z)-6-
nonen-1-ol
FL/FR
(Z)-3-
nonen-1-ol
FL/FR
octanol
FL/FR
phenethyl hexanoate
FL/FR
(E)-2-
tetradecenal
FL/FR
undecanoic acid
FL/FR
 
Potential Uses:
 apple
FRapricot
 berry
FLbeverage
FLbutter
FLcaramel
FLcheese
FRcoconut
FLdairy
FLnut
FRpeach
FRvanilla
 walnut
 
Occurrence (nature, food, other):note
 lamb
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 mutton boiled mutton
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 tea black tea
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Synonyms:
 heptanoic acid, 2-methyl-
 methyl amyl acetic acid
2-methyl enanthic acid
 methyl heptanoic acid
2 methyl heptanoic acid
alpha-methyl heptanoic acid
2-methyl oenanthic acid
 methylamylacetic acid
2-methylenanthic acid
2-methylheptanoic acid
a-methylheptanoic acid
2-methylheptanoicacid
2-methyloenanthic acid
 

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