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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Methyl 2-pyrrolyl ketone
Synonym(s) 2-Acetylpyrrole;Methyl pyrrolyl ketone;2-Pyrrolyl methyl ketone
Latest JECFA evaluation 2004 (Session 63)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2-Acetylpyrrole
JECFA number 1307
CAS number 1072-83-9
FEMA number 3202
COE number
FLAVIS number 14.047
Molecular weight 109.13
Chemical formula C6H7ON
Physical form/odour Light beige to yellowish fine crystals; Bready, walnut, licorice-like aroma
Solubility Soluble in water and ether
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C)
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max
Refractive index
Specific gravity
Other requirements mp: 87-93°