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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Formic acid
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Formic acid
JECFA number 79
CAS number 64-18-6
FEMA number 2487
COE number 1
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 46.03
Chemical formula C1H2O2
Physical form/odour colourless, highly corrosive liquid/characteristic pungent odour
Solubility miscible with water, alcohol, glycerin, ether
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 101°
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.366-1.376
Specific gravity 1.2
Other requirements Acetic acid: < 0.4%; Dilution Test: passes test; Heavy Metals: < 10 mg/kg; Sulfate: <0.004%
ID Test IR