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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Ethyl tetradecanoate
Synonym(s) Ethyl myristate
Latest JECFA evaluation 1996 (Session 46)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Ethyl tetradecanoate
JECFA number 38
CAS number 124-06-1
FEMA number 2445
COE number 385
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 256.43
Chemical formula C16H32O2
Physical form/odour Colourless to pale yellow liquid with a waxy odour reminiscent of orris
Solubility Slightly soluble in ether
Solubility in ethanol 1ml in 1ml 95% ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 178-180° (12mm Hg)
Assay min % 98.0%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.434-1.438
Specific gravity 0.857-0.862
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