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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring beta-Alanine
Synonym(s) beta-Aminopropionic acid;3-Aminopropanoic acid
Latest JECFA evaluation 2004 (Session 63)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 3-Aminopropanoic acid
JECFA number 1418
CAS number 107-95-9
FEMA number 3252
COE number
FLAVIS number 17.001
Molecular weight 89.09
Chemical formula C3H7O2N
Physical form/odour Colourless needles;
Solubility Soluble in water; Insoluble in ether and acetone
Solubility in ethanol Slightly soluble
Boiling point (°C)
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max
Refractive index
Specific gravity
Other requirements mp: 202-207°