6-methyl heptanal
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CAS Number: 63885-09-6Picture of molecule3D/inchi
Nikkaji Web: J73.612K
XlogP3: 2.60 (est)
Molecular Weight: 128.21472000
Formula: C8 H16 O
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Category: flavor and fragrance agents
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JECFA Food Flavoring: 2174  6-methylheptanal
DG SANTE Food Flavourings: 05.225  6-methylheptanal
FEMA Number: 4498 6-methylheptanal
FDA:No longer provide for the use of these seven synthetic flavoring substances
FDA Mainterm (SATF):63885-09-6 ; 6-METHYLHEPTANAL
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Physical Properties:
Appearance: colorless clear liquid (est)
Assay: 98.00 to 100.00 % 
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Specific Gravity: 0.80600 to 0.81600 @  25.00 °C.
Pounds per Gallon - (est).: 6.707 to  6.790
Refractive Index: 1.40600 to 1.41600 @  20.00 °C.
Boiling Point: 162.00 to  163.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg
Acid Value: 2.00 max. KOH/g
Vapor Pressure: 2.106000 mmHg @ 25.00 °C. (est)
Flash Point: 115.00 °F. TCC ( 46.11 °C. )
logP (o/w): 2.796 (est)
Soluble in:
 water, 455.6 mg/L @ 25 °C (est)
Insoluble in:
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Organoleptic Properties:
Odor Type: green
 fresh  green  juicy  sweet  orange  
Odor Description:
at 100.00 %. 
fresh green juicy sweet orange
Odor and/or flavor descriptions from others (if found).
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Cosmetic Information:
None found
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For experimental / research use only.
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6-methyl heptanal
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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: flavor and fragrance agents
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IFRA Code of Practice Notification of the 49th Amendment to the IFRA Code of Practice
Maximised Survey-derived Daily Intakes (MSDI-EU): 0.61 (μg/capita/day)
Modified Theoretical Added Maximum Daily Intake (mTAMDI): 52 (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: 24
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 average usual ppmaverage maximum ppm
baked goods: 0.100000.30000
beverages(nonalcoholic): 0.100000.30000
beverages(alcoholic): 0.100000.30000
breakfast cereal: --
cheese: 0.100000.30000
chewing gum: 0.100000.30000
condiments / relishes: --
confectionery froastings: 0.100000.30000
egg products: --
fats / oils: 0.100000.50000
fish products: 0.100000.50000
frozen dairy: 0.100000.30000
fruit ices: 0.100000.30000
gelatins / puddings: 0.100000.30000
granulated sugar: 0.100000.30000
gravies: --
hard candy: 0.100000.30000
imitation dairy: --
instant coffee / tea: 0.100000.30000
jams / jellies: 0.100000.30000
meat products: --
milk products: 0.100000.30000
nut products: 0.100000.20000
other grains: --
poultry: 0.100000.30000
processed fruits: 0.100000.30000
processed vegetables: 0.100000.30000
reconstituted vegetables: 0.100000.30000
seasonings / flavors: --
snack foods: --
soft candy: 0.100000.30000
soups: --
sugar substitutes: --
sweet sauces: 0.100000.30000
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): 0.100000.30000
Fats and oils, and fat emulsions (type water-in-oil) (02.0): 0.100000.50000
Edible ices, including sherbet and sorbet (03.0): 0.100000.30000
Processed fruit (04.1): --
Processed vegetables (incl. mushrooms & fungi, roots & tubers, pulses and legumes), and nuts & seeds (04.2): --
Confectionery (05.0): 0.100000.30000
Chewing gum (05.0): --
Cereals and cereal products, incl. flours & starches from roots & tubers, pulses & legumes, excluding bakery (06.0): --
Bakery wares (07.0): 0.100000.30000
Meat and meat products, including poultry and game (08.0): 0.100000.30000
Fish and fish products, including molluscs, crustaceans and echinoderms (MCE) (09.0): 0.100000.50000
Eggs and egg products (10.0): --
Sweeteners, including honey (11.0): --
Salts, spices, soups, sauces, salads, protein products, etc. (12.0): 0.100000.30000
Foodstuffs intended for particular nutritional uses (13.0): 0.100000.30000
Non-alcoholic ("soft") beverages, excl. dairy products (14.1): 0.100000.30000
Alcoholic beverages, incl. alcohol-free and low-alcoholic counterparts (14.2): 0.100000.30000
Ready-to-eat savouries (15.0): --
Composite foods (e.g. casseroles, meat pies, mincemeat) - foods that could not be placed in categories 01.0 - 15.0 (16.0): 0.100000.30000
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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):
Flavouring Group Evaluation 01 Rev2 (FGE.01 Rev2): Branched-chain aliphatic saturated aldehydes, carboxylic acids and related esters of primary alcohols and branched-chain carboxylic acids from chemical groups 1 and 2
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Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary : 104307
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Chemidplus: 0063885096
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Pubchem (cid): 104307
Pubchem (sid): 135061177
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(IUPAC): Atomic Weights of the Elements 2011 (pdf)
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Potential Blenders and core components note
For Odor
 nonyl benzoate 
 orange carbonylsFL/FR
(Z)-4-decen-1-yl acetateFL/FR
 butyl hexanoateFL/FR
 ethyl 2-hexenoateFL/FR
3-octyl formateFL/FR
 turmeric root oil chinaFL/FR
 methyl octanoateFL/FR
For Flavor
No flavor group found for these
(Z)-4-decen-1-yl acetateFL/FR
 ethyl 2-hexenoateFL/FR
6-methyl octanalFL
 nonyl benzoate 
 orange carbonylsFL/FR
 butyl hexanoateFL/FR
 methyl octanoateFL/FR
 turmeric root oil chinaFL/FR
3-octyl formateFL/FR
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Potential Uses:
None Found
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