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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 3-Hepten-2-one
Synonym(s) Methyl pentenyl ketone;1-Acetyl-1-pentene;Butylidene acetone
Latest JECFA evaluation 2002 (Session 59)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Hept-3-en-2-one
JECFA number 1127
CAS number 1119-44-4
FEMA number 3400
COE number 11094
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 112.17
Chemical formula C7H12O
Physical form/odour Colourless oily liquid; powerfull grassy-green pungent odour
Solubility slightly soluble in water; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol Miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 162°
Assay min % 96%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.439-1.448
Specific gravity 0.841-0.847
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