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Ingredient Profile: Hexyl 2-Methyl-3 or 4-Pentenoate

By: Cyndie Lipka, Sethness Greenleaf
Posted: April 20, 2011, from the May 2011 issue of P&F magazine.

Ingredient Profile is an occasional feature from the Chemical Sources Association (www.chemicalsources.org), providing insights into specific flavor compounds. —Editor

United States Patent 3,966,799 by Hall, et al. (June 29, 1976), assigned to IFF, discloses the use of N-hexyl esters of 2-methyl-4-pentenoic acid for use as sweet, fruity, strawberry, pineapplelike, pear or green taste and aroma.

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