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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Ethyl decanoate
Synonym(s) Ethyl caprate
Latest JECFA evaluation 1996 (Session 46)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Ethyl decanoate
JECFA number 35
CAS number 110-38-3
FEMA number 2432
COE number 309
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 200.32
Chemical formula C12H24O2
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid with an oily brandy-like odour
Solubility Soluble in most fixed oils, insoluble in glycerol and propylene glycol
Solubility in ethanol 1ml in 4ml 80% ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 243°
Assay min % 98.0%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.424-1.427
Specific gravity 0.863-0.868
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