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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Ethyl acetate
Synonym(s) Ethyl ethanoate
Latest JECFA evaluation 1996 (Session 46)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Ethyl acetate
JECFA number 27
CAS number 141-78-6
FEMA number 2414
COE number 191
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 88.11
Chemical formula C4H8O2
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid, volatile at low temperatures with a fragrant, acetic, ethereal odour
Solubility Slightly soluble in ethanol, ether, glycerol, fixed and volatile oils, soluble in water (1ml in 10ml)
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 77°
Assay min % 99.0%
Acid value max 5
Refractive index 1.371-1.376
Specific gravity 0.894-0.898
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