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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Methyl (Z)-3-hexenoate
Synonym(s) Methyl cis-3-hexenoate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2007 (Session 68)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Methyl 3(Z)-hexenoate
JECFA number 1624
CAS number 13894-62-7
FEMA number 4164
COE number
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 128.17
Chemical formula C7H12O2
Physical form/odour Clear, colourless liquid; Fruity, floral aroma
Solubility Soluble in fats and non-polar solvents; slightly soluble in water
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 85° (80 mm Hg)
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.422-1.430
Specific gravity 0.916-0.923
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