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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 2-Nonanone
Synonym(s) Heptyl methyl ketone
Latest JECFA evaluation 1998 (Session 51)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Nonan-2-one
JECFA number 292
CAS number 821-55-6
FEMA number 2785
COE number 154
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 142.24
Chemical formula C9H18O
Physical form/odour colourless to pale yellow liquid with a fruity, floral, fatty, herbaceous odour
Solubility soluble in alcohol, propylene glycol, oil; insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 1 ml 95% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 195°
Assay min % 97.0%
Acid value max 5
Refractive index 1.418-1.423
Specific gravity 0.817-0.823
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