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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Ethyl propionate
Latest JECFA evaluation 1996 (Session 46)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Ethyl propanoate
JECFA number 28
CAS number 105-37-3
FEMA number 2456
COE number 402
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 102.13
Chemical formula C5H10O2
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid with a fruity, rum-like, ethereal odour
Solubility Soluble in most fixed oils and propylene glycol, soluble in water (1ml in 42ml)
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 99°
Assay min % 97.0%
Acid value max 2
Refractive index 1.383-1.385
Specific gravity 0.886-0.889
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