Allyl hexanoate

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Allyl hexanoate
Prop-2-enyl hexanoate.svg
Preferred IUPAC name
Prop-2-en-1-yl hexanoate
Other names
Prop-2-enyl hexanoate
Allyl hexanoate
Allyl caproate
Allyl n-caproate
2-Propenyl n-hexanoate
Hexanoic acid 2-propenyl ester
3D model (JSmol)
ECHA InfoCard 100.004.222
EC Number 204-642-4
Molar mass 156.23 g·mol−1
Appearance Colorless to pale yellow clear liquid[1]
Density 0.887 g/mL[2]
0.884-0.892 g/mL[1]
Boiling point 190 to 191 °C (374 to 376 °F; 463 to 464 K)[1]
75-76 °C (15 mmHg)[2]
R-phrases (outdated) R22 R24 R51/53
S-phrases (outdated) (S2) S26 S36/37/39 S45 S61
Flash point 66 °C (151 °F; 339 K) [1]
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Allyl hexanoate is a colorless to pale yellow clear liquid.


Allyl hexanoate is employed principally in the formulation of pineapple flavors but it can also be used for peach and apricot essences and for apple blossom, peach blossom, and wisteria perfume compositions.[1] Allyl caproate is an ingredient of some lipstick perfumes. It also adds a sweet juicy note to citrus flavors. It is also used as an additive to cigarettes.


  1. ^ a b c d e f Allyl hexanoate at The Good Scents Company
  2. ^ a b Allyl caproate at Sigma-Aldrich