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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Methyl 3-hydroxyhexanoate
Synonym(s) Methyl beta-hydroxyhexanoate;Methyl beta-hydroxycaproate;Methyl 3-hdroxycaproate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Methyl 3-hydroxyhexanoate
JECFA number 600
CAS number 21188-58-9
FEMA number 3508
COE number 10812
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 146.19
Chemical formula C7H14O3
Physical form/odour colourless to pale yellow liquid
Solubility insoluble in water and fat
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 65° (2 mm Hg)
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.410-1.440
Specific gravity 0.994-1.010
Other requirements
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