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Flavouring Glyceryl tripropanoate
Synonym(s) Tripropionin;Glyceryl tripropionate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2002 (Session 59)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 1,2,3-Tri(propionyloxy) propane
JECFA number 921
CAS number 139-45-7
FEMA number 3286
COE number
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 260.29
Chemical formula C12H20O6
Physical form/odour colourless to pale yellow liquid with practically no odour
Solubility slightly soluble in water; soluble in organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol soluble
Boiling point (°C) 175° (20 mm Hg)
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max 2
Refractive index 1.428-1.435
Specific gravity 1.065-1.082
Other requirements
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