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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Methyl hexyl ether
Synonym(s) methyl n-hexyl ether
Latest JECFA evaluation 2012 (Session 76)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 1-Methoxyhexane
JECFA number 2138
CAS number 1040030
FEMA number 4291
COE number
FLAVIS number 03.016
Molecular weight 116.2
Chemical formula C7H16O
Physical form/odour Clear colourless liquid; pear, banana green tones upon dilution with sweet herbaceous lavender-like notes at higer concentration
Solubility Practically insoluble to insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 126-127º
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.393-1.402
Specific gravity 0.765-0.775
Other requirements