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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Propyl propionate
Latest JECFA evaluation 1997 (Session 49)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name n-Propyl propanoate
JECFA number 142
CAS number 106-36-5
FEMA number 2958
COE number 403
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 116.16
Chemical formula C6H12O2
Physical form/odour colourless to pale yellow liquid with a fruity (apple, banana, pineapple) odour
Solubility miscible with alcohol, ether, propylene glycol; soluble 1 ml in 200 ml water
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 1 ml 95% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 122-124°
Assay min % 98.0%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.391-1.396
Specific gravity 0.873-0.879
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