ethyl caproate

ethyl caproate

[¦eth·əl kə′prō‚āt]
(organic chemistry)
C5H11COOC2H5 A colorless to yellow liquid, boiling at 167°C, soluble in ether and alcohol, and having a pleasant odor; used as a chemical intermediate and in the food industry as an artificial fruit essence. Also known as ethyl hexanoate; ethyl hexoate.
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As to esters, ethyl acetate was unaffected (see "Ethyl Acetate and Isoamy Acetate"), while isoamyl acetate and ethyl caproate decreased in 2011 relative to delayed harvest date.
Compounds reduced by crop reduction were phenyl ethyl alcohol, octanoic acid, isoamyl alcohol, ethyl caproate, 2-phenylethyl acetate and decanoic acid (2011 only).
Ethyl caproate followed the same trend but was present in all harvest dates in 2011.
The sweeteners studied were sucrose, fructose and aspartame; the flavor substances were ethyl caproate, pinene and cinnamic acid.