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Flavouring Ethanol
Synonym(s) Ethyl alcohol
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Ethanol
JECFA number 41
CAS number 64-17-5  
FEMA number 2419
COE number -
FLAVIS number -
Molecular weight 46.07 
Chemical formula C2H6O  
Physical form/odour Clear, colourless, mobile liquid with a characteristic odour and a burning taste 
Solubility Soluble in water 
Solubility in ethanol -
Boiling point (°C) 78°
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max 0.003
Refractive index 1.364
Specific gravity < 0.810
Other requirements -
ID Test IR
Spectrum http://www.fao.org/ag/agn/jecfa-flav/img/img/41.gif