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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring (E,Z)-Methyl 2-hexenoate
Synonym(s) Methyl-beta-propylacrylate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2008 (Session 69)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2-Hexenoic acid, methyl ester
JECFA number 1809
CAS number 2396-77-2
FEMA number 2709
COE number
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 128.17
Chemical formula C7H12O2
Physical form/odour Colourless mobile liquid; Fruity aroma
Solubility Very slightly soluble in water; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 168-170°
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.423-1.429
Specific gravity 0.911-0.916
Other requirements