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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Hexyl propionate
Latest JECFA evaluation 1997 (Session 49)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name n-Hexyl propanoate
JECFA number 144
CAS number 2445-76-3
FEMA number 2576
COE number 420
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 158.24
Chemical formula C9H18O2
Physical form/odour colourless to pale yellow liquid with an earthy, acrid odour
Solubility soluble in alcohol, propylene glycol; insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 180°
Assay min % 97.0%
Acid value max 1.5
Refractive index 1.409-1.415
Specific gravity 0.863-0.874
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