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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 2,6-Dimethylpyridine
Synonym(s) 2,6-Lutidine
Latest JECFA evaluation 2004 (Session 63)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2,6-Dimethylpyridine
JECFA number 1317
CAS number 108-48-5
FEMA number 3540
COE number
FLAVIS number 14.065
Molecular weight 107.16
Chemical formula C7H9N
Physical form/odour Colourless oily liquid; Diffusive minty aroma, nutty, coffee-like
Solubility Soluble in water; Slightly soluble in fat
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 143-145°
Assay min % 99%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.495-1.501
Specific gravity 0.917-0.923
Other requirements
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