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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 2,4-Hexadienyl acetate
Synonym(s) Sorbyl acetate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2007 (Session 68)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Hexa-2,4-dienyl acetate
JECFA number 1780
CAS number 1516-17-2
FEMA number 4132
COE number
FLAVIS number 09.573
Molecular weight 140.18
Chemical formula C8H12O2
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid; Powerful, sweet, pineapple aroma
Solubility Practically insoluble or insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 100° (20 mm Hg)
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.470-1.476
Specific gravity 0.928-0.932
Other requirements