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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Ethyl acetoacetate ethyleneglycol ketal
Synonym(s) Fructone;Ethyl acetoacetate 3-ethylene acetal;Ethyl 3-oxobutyrate ethylene ketal;1,3-Dioxolane-2-acetic acid, 2-methyl-, ethyl ester
Latest JECFA evaluation 2010 (Session 73)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name ethyl 2-(2-methyl-1,3-dioxolan-2-yl)acetate
JECFA number 1969
CAS number 6413-10-1
FEMA number 4477
COE number
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 174.19
Chemical formula C8H14O4
Physical form/odour Clear colourless liquid; Strong fruity apple green sweet woody aroma
Solubility Very slightly soluble in water
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 125-126°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.428-1.435
Specific gravity 1.083-1.091 (20°)
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