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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 2-Octanone
Synonym(s) Hexyl methyl ketone
Latest JECFA evaluation 1998 (Session 51)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Octan-2-one
JECFA number 288
CAS number 111-13-7
FEMA number 2802
COE number 153
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 128.21
Chemical formula C8H16O
Physical form/odour colourless to pale yellow liquid with an apple-like odour
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 1 ml 95% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 174-175°
Assay min % 95.0%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.414-1.418
Specific gravity 0.813-0.819
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