(Z)-5-octen-1-yl acetate
Z-5-octenyl acetate
Constit. of bananas
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(5Z)-oct-5-en-1-yl acetate (Click)
CAS Number: 71978-00-2Picture of molecule
XlogP3-AA: 2.60 (est)
Molecular Weight: 170.25186000
Formula: C10 H18 O2
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Category: flavoring agents
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JECFA Food Flavoring: 2184  (Z)-5-octenyl acetate
Flavis Number: 09.950 (Old)
DG SANTE Food Flavourings: 09.950  Z-5-octenyl acetate
FEMA Number: 4671  Z-5-octenyl acetate
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Physical Properties:
Appearance: colorless to pale yellow clear liquid (est)
Assay: 97.00 to 100.00 % 
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Specific Gravity: 0.83200 to 0.95200 @  25.00 °C.
Pounds per Gallon - (est).: 6.923 to  7.922
Specific Gravity: 0.88600 to 0.89800 @  20.00 °C.
Pounds per Gallon - est.: 7.381 to 7.481
Refractive Index: 1.43010 to 1.44010 @  20.00 °C.
Boiling Point: 226.00 to  227.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg
Vapor Pressure: 0.083000 mm/Hg @ 25.00 °C. (est)
Flash Point: 186.00 °F. TCC ( 85.50 °C. ) (est)
logP (o/w): 3.499 (est)
Soluble in:
 water, 52.1 mg/L @ 25 °C (est)
Insoluble in:
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Organoleptic Properties:
Odor Type: fruity
Odor Strength: medium ,
recommend smelling in a 10.00 % solution or less
 banana peel  melon  green  fruity  fleshy  fermented  
Odor Description:
at 10.00 % in dipropylene glycol. 
banana skin melon green fruity fleshy fermented
 banana  melon  estery  juicy  pineapple  green  fruity  fleshy  
Taste Description:
at 2.50 ppm in water.  
banana melon estery juicy pineapple green fruity fleshy
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Cosmetic Information:
None found
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(Z)-5-octen-1-yl acetate
(Z)-5-Octenyl acetate, ≥95%
Certified Food Grade Products
Chemical Sources Association
Need This Item for Flavor/Food?: You can contact the CSA
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Safety Information:
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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 (Z)-5-octen-1-yl acetate usage levels up to:
 not for fragrance use.
Maximised Survey-derived Daily Intakes (MSDI-EU): 0.61 (μg/capita/day)
Modified Theoretical Added Maximum Daily Intake (mTAMDI): 7900 (μg/person/day)
Threshold of Concern:1800 (μg/person/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: 25
Click here to view publication 25
 average usual ppmaverage maximum ppm
baked goods: 8.0000010.00000
beverages(nonalcoholic): 6.000008.00000
beverages(alcoholic): --
breakfast cereal: 8.0000010.00000
cheese: --
chewing gum: 10.0000012.00000
condiments / relishes: --
confectionery froastings: --
egg products: --
fats / oils: 9.0000011.00000
fish products: --
frozen dairy: 8.0000010.00000
fruit ices: 8.0000010.00000
gelatins / puddings: 8.0000010.00000
granulated sugar: 8.0000010.00000
gravies: --
hard candy: 8.0000010.00000
imitation dairy: --
instant coffee / tea: 8.0000010.00000
jams / jellies: 8.0000010.00000
meat products: --
milk products: 8.0000010.00000
nut products: --
other grains: --
poultry: --
processed fruits: 8.0000010.00000
processed vegetables: --
reconstituted vegetables: --
seasonings / flavors: 8.0000010.00000
snack foods: --
soft candy: 8.0000010.00000
soups: 8.0000010.00000
sugar substitutes: --
sweet sauces: 8.0000010.00000
Food categories according to Commission Regulation EC No. 1565/2000 (EC, 2000) in FGE.06 (EFSA, 2002a). According to the Industry the "normal" use is defined as the average of reported usages and "maximum use" is defined as the 95th percentile of reported usages (EFSA, 2002i).
Note: mg/kg = 0.001/1000 = 0.000001 = 1/1000000 = ppm.
 average usage mg/kgmaximum usage mg/kg
Dairy products, excluding products of category 02.0 (01.0): 16.0000020.00000
Fats and oils, and fat emulsions (type water-in-oil) (02.0): 9.0000011.00000
Edible ices, including sherbet and sorbet (03.0): 16.0000020.00000
Processed fruit (04.1): 16.0000020.00000
Processed vegetables (incl. mushrooms & fungi, roots & tubers, pulses and legumes), and nuts & seeds (04.2): 16.0000020.00000
Confectionery (05.0): 16.0000020.00000
Cereals and cereal products, incl. flours & starches from roots & tubers, pulses & legumes, excluding bakery (06.0): 8.0000010.00000
Bakery wares (07.0): 8.0000010.00000
Meat and meat products, including poultry and game (08.0): --
Fish and fish products, including molluscs, crustaceans and echinoderms (MCE) (09.0): --
Eggs and egg products (10.0): --
Sweeteners, including honey (11.0): 8.0000010.00000
Salts, spices, soups, sauces, salads, protein products, etc. (12.0): 8.0000010.00000
Foodstuffs intended for particular nutritional uses (13.0): --
Non-alcoholic ("soft") beverages, excl. dairy products (14.1): 14.0000018.00000
Alcoholic beverages, incl. alcohol-free and low-alcoholic counterparts (14.2): 16.0000020.00000
Ready-to-eat savouries (15.0): 16.0000020.00000
Composite foods (e.g. casseroles, meat pies, mincemeat) - foods that could not be placed in categories 01.0 - 15.0 (16.0): --
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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):
Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 06, Revision 3 (FGE.06Rev3): Straight- and branched-chain aliphatic unsaturated primary alcohols, aldehydes, carboxylic acids, and esters from chemical groups 1 and 4
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Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 06, Revision 4 (FGE.06Rev4): Straight- and branched-chain aliphatic unsaturated primary alcohols, aldehydes, carboxylic acids and esters from chemical groups 1, 3 and 4
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EPI System: View
EPA ACToR: Toxicology Data
EPA Substance Registry Services (SRS): Registry
Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary : 5352838
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: Data
WGK Germany: 3
 (5Z)-oct-5-en-1-yl acetate
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 (5Z)-oct-5-en-1-yl acetate
NIST Chemistry WebBook: Search Inchi
Pubchem (cid): 5352838
Pubchem (sid): 80032216
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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): HMDB29358
FooDB: FDB000423
VCF-Online: VCF Volatile Compounds in Food
ChemSpider: 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
None Found
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Potential Uses:
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