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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Ethyl acrylate
Synonym(s) Ethyl propenoate;Ethyl 2-propenoate;Ethyl acrylic ester;Acrylic acid ethyl ester
Latest JECFA evaluation 2004 (Session 63)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Ethyl prop-2-enoate
JECFA number 1351
CAS number 140-88-5
FEMA number 2418
COE number
FLAVIS number 09.037
Molecular weight 100.12
Chemical formula C5H8O2
Physical form/odour Colourless mobile liquid; lachrymator/intense, harsh, fruity aroma
Solubility Soluble in ether and oils; Slightly soluble water
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 99-101°
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max 5
Refractive index 1.403-1.409
Specific gravity 0.916-0.919
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