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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Piperine
Synonym(s) Piperoylpiperidine
Latest JECFA evaluation 2005 (Session 65)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 1-(5-(3,4-Methylenedioxyphenyl)-1-oxo-2,4-pentadienyl)piperadine
JECFA number 1600
CAS number 94-62-2
FEMA number 2909
COE number
FLAVIS number 14.003
Molecular weight 285.34
Chemical formula C17H19O3N
Physical form/odour Virtually colourless white crystals; Aroma reminiscent of pepper
Solubility Very slightly soluble in water; Soluble in ether, oils
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C)
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max
Refractive index
Specific gravity
Other requirements mp: 128-130°