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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Propyl acetate
Synonym(s) n-Propyl acetate
Latest JECFA evaluation 1997 (Session 49)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Propyl acetate
JECFA number 126
CAS number 109-60-4
FEMA number 2925
COE number 192
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 102.13
Chemical formula C5H10O2
Physical form/odour colourless mobile liquid with a fruity, pear-raspberry odour
Solubility miscible with alcohol, ether; soluble 1ml in 60ml water
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 1 ml 95% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 102°
Assay min % 97.0%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.382-1.387
Specific gravity 0.880-0.886
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