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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring cis-3-Hexenyl acetate
Latest JECFA evaluation 1997 (Session 49)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name cis-3-Hexen-1-yl acetate
JECFA number 134
CAS number 3681-71-8
FEMA number 3171
COE number 644
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 142.2
Chemical formula C8H14O2
Physical form/odour colourless to pale yellow liquid with a powerful green note
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 1 ml 95% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 198°
Assay min % 98% (sum of isomers; min 92% of cis-isomer)
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.425-1.429
Specific gravity 0.896-0.901
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