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Flavouring Acetophenone
Synonym(s) Acetylbenzene
Methyl phenyl ketone
Phenyl methyl ketone
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Acetophenone
JECFA number 806
CAS number 98-86-2  
FEMA number 2009
COE number 138
FLAVIS number -
Molecular weight 120.15 
Chemical formula C8H8O  
Physical form/odour colourless liquid which will solidify at 20°C 
Solubility very slightly soluble in water; soluble in organic solvents, oils 
Solubility in ethanol miscible above 20° 
Boiling point (°C) 202°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max -
Refractive index 1.530-1.535
Specific gravity 1.022-1.028
Other requirements -
ID Test IR
Spectrum http://www.fao.org/ag/agn/jecfa-flav/img/img/806.gif