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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Methyl acetate
Latest JECFA evaluation 1997 (Session 49)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Methyl acetate
JECFA number 125
CAS number 79-20-9
FEMA number 2676
COE number 213
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 74.08
Chemical formula C3H6O2
Physical form/odour colourless liquid with a pleasant, fruity odour
Solubility miscible with alcohol, ether; soluble in water
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 10ml 50% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 56.9-57.5°
Assay min % 98.0%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.358-1.363
Specific gravity 0.927-0.932
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