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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Myristic acid
Latest JECFA evaluation 2002 (Session 59)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Tetradecanoic acid
JECFA number 113
CAS number 544-63-8
FEMA number 2764
COE number 16
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 228.38
Chemical formula C14H28O2
Physical form/odour hard, white, or faintly yellowish, somewhat glossy, crystalline solid
Solubility practically insoluble in water; soluble in alcohol, chloroform, ether
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) NA
Assay min % 94%
Acid value max 242-249
Refractive index NA
Specific gravity NA
Other requirements Saponification Value: 242 to 251; Solidification Pt.: 48° to 55.5°; Unsaponifiable Matter: < 1%; Water: < 0.2%SC: Palmitic acid; Lauric acid
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