2-heptyl cyclopropane carboxylic acid
cis- and trans-2-heptylcyclopropanecarboxylic acid
Used as a food additive [EAFUS]
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2-heptylcyclopropanecarboxylic acid (Click)
CAS Number: 1225070-56-3Picture of molecule
Molecular Weight: 184.27880000
Formula: C11 H20 O2
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Also(can) Contains: (E)-2-heptyl cyclopropane carboxylic acid
 (Z)-2-heptyl cyclopropane carboxylic acid
EFSA/JECFA Comments: Mixture of isomers: 90% cis-2-Heptylcyclopropanecarboxylic acid, 10% trans-2-Heptylcyclopropanecarboxylic acid
Category: flavoring agents
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JECFA Food Flavoring: 1907  cis- and trans-2-heptylcyclopropanecarboxylic acid
FEMA Number: 4130  cis- and trans-2-heptylcyclopropanecarboxylic acid
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Physical Properties:
Appearance: colorless to pale yellow clear liquid (est)
Assay: 95.00 to 100.00 % 
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Specific Gravity: 0.99000 to 0.99500 @  25.00 °C.
Pounds per Gallon - (est).: 8.238 to  8.279
Refractive Index: 1.47300 to 1.47900 @  20.00 °C.
Boiling Point: 281.00 to  283.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg
Soluble in:
 water, 30.74 mg/L @ 25 °C (est)
Insoluble in:
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Organoleptic Properties:
Odor Type: floral
Odor Strength: medium ,
recommend smelling in a 1.00 % solution or less
 floral  spicy  herbal  citrus  
Odor Description:
at 1.00 % in dipropylene glycol. 
floral spicy herbal citrus
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Cosmetic Information:
None found
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Chemical Sources Association
Need This Item for Flavor/Food?: You can contact the Chemical Sources Association
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Safety Information:
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.
Oral/Parenteral Toxicity:
Not determined
Dermal Toxicity:
Not determined
Inhalation Toxicity:
Not determined
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Safety in Use Information:
Category: flavoring agents
Recommendation for 2-heptyl cyclopropane carboxylic 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: 22
Click here to view publication 22
 average usual ppmaverage maximum ppm
baked goods: 0.010000.03000
beverages(nonalcoholic): 0.003000.01000
beverages(alcoholic): 0.003000.01000
breakfast cereal: 0.003000.02000
cheese: 0.010000.03000
chewing gum: 0.005000.02000
condiments / relishes: --
confectionery froastings: 0.005000.01500
egg products: --
fats / oils: --
fish products: 0.005000.02000
frozen dairy: 0.005000.02000
fruit ices: 0.005000.01500
gelatins / puddings: 0.003000.01500
granulated sugar: --
gravies: 0.005000.02000
hard candy: 0.010000.03000
imitation dairy: 0.003000.01500
instant coffee / tea: --
jams / jellies: 0.003000.01500
meat products: 0.010000.03000
milk products: 0.003000.01500
nut products: 0.005000.02000
other grains: --
poultry: 0.010000.03000
processed fruits: --
processed vegetables: --
reconstituted vegetables: --
seasonings / flavors: 0.010000.03000
snack foods: 0.010000.03000
soft candy: 0.005000.02000
soups: 0.003000.02000
sugar substitutes: --
sweet sauces: 0.003000.01500
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Safety References:
EPI System: View
EPA ACToR: Toxicology Data
EPA Substance Registry Services (SRS): Registry
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: Data
 2-heptylcyclopropanecarboxylic acid
Chemidplus: 1225070563
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Leffingwell: chirality
 2-heptylcyclopropanecarboxylic acid
NIST Chemistry WebBook: Search Inchi
Pubchem (cas): 1225070-56-3
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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
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(IUPAC): Periodic Table of the Elements
FDA Everything Added to Food in the United States (EAFUS): View
HMDB (The Human Metabolome Database): Search
FooDB: FDB009557
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
FAO: cis- and trans-2-Heptylcyclopropanecarboxylic acid
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Potential Blenders and core components note
None Found
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Potential Uses:
None Found
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Occurrence (nature, food, other): note
 not found in nature
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(Z+E)-2-heptyl cyclopropane carboxylic acid
2-heptylcyclopropanecarboxylic acid
cis- and trans-2-heptylcyclopropanecarboxylic acid
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