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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Methyl laurate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2003 (Session 61)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Methyl dodecanoate
JECFA number 180
CAS number 111-82-0
FEMA number 2715
COE number 377
FLAVIS number 09.101
Molecular weight 214.35
Chemical formula C13H26O2
Physical form/odour colourless to pale yellow liquid with a fatty, floral, winey odour
Solubility soluble in most organic solvents; insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 261-262°
Assay min % 94%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.430-1.438
Specific gravity 0.863-0.872
Other requirements mp 5°; Saponification value >124.3; SC: methyl tetradecanoate, methyl decanaoate, methyl hexadecanaote
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