Record Information
Creation date2015-10-09 22:30:20 UTC
Update date2017-01-19 02:36:21 UTC
FoodComEx IDPC000377
FoodDB RecordFDB008200
Chemical Information
NameEthyl heptanoate
DescriptionFound in fruits, e.g. apple, apricot, grapefruit, strawberry etcand is also present in pea, Parmesan cheese, butter, fish oil, hop oil, wine, Bantu beer, apple brandy. Flavouring agent; used in fruit aroma compositions Oenanthic ether is an odorous substance (ester) (PMID 15474656) present in human sweat (PMID 8887339).
CAS Number106-30-9
Aether oenanthicusbiospider
Cognac oilbiospider
Enanthic acid ethyl esterbiospider
Enanthylic etherbiospider
Ethyl enantatebiospider
Ethyl enanthatebiospider
Ethyl ester of heptanoic acidbiospider
Ethyl heptanoatedb_source
Ethyl heptanoic acidbiospider
Ethyl heptoatebiospider
Ethyl heptoic acidbiospider
Ethyl heptylatebiospider
Ethyl n-heptanoatebiospider
Ethyl n-heptanoic acidbiospider
Ethyl oenanthatebiospider
Ethyl oenanthylatebiospider
FEMA 2437db_source
Grape oilbiospider
Heptanoic acid ethyl esterbiospider
Heptanoic acid, ethyl esterbiospider
Oenanthic etherbiospider
Oleum vitis viniferaebiospider
Wine oilbiospider
Chemical FormulaC9H18O2
IUPAC nameethyl heptanoate
InChI IdentifierInChI=1S/C9H18O2/c1-3-5-6-7-8-9(10)11-4-2/h3-8H2,1-2H3
Average Molecular Weight158.238
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight158.13067982
Chemical Taxonomy
Description Belongs to the class of organic compounds known as fatty acid esters. These are carboxylic ester derivatives of a fatty acid.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassLipids and lipid-like molecules
ClassFatty Acyls
Sub ClassFatty acid esters
Direct ParentFatty acid esters
Alternative Parents
  • Fatty acid ester
  • Carboxylic acid ester
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Carboxylic acid derivative
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Organic oxide
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic acyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
Experimental logPNot Available
Experimental Water Solubility0.29 mg/mL at 25 oCSUZUKI,T (1991)
Melting PointFp -66.1°DFC
Foods of Origin
FoodContent Range AverageReference
Production Data
Production Methodcommercial
Production Method ReferenceNot Available
Production Method Reference FileNot Available
Quantity AvailableProduction upon request, up to 50 mg
Delivery TimeNot Available
Storage Formliquid
Storage Conditions-80°C
StabilityNot Available
PurityNot Available
Spectral Data Upon RequestNot Available
Provider Information
Contact NameContact InstitutionContact Email
Rosa Vazquez
Commercial Vendors
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Toronto Research Chemicals H998460