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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 3-Nonanone
Synonym(s) Ethyl hexyl ketone
Latest JECFA evaluation 1998 (Session 51)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Nonan-3-one
JECFA number 294
CAS number 925-78-0
FEMA number 3440
COE number 11160
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 142.24
Chemical formula C9H18O
Physical form/odour
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in alcohol and oils
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 190°
Assay min % 95.9%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.417-1.423
Specific gravity 0.822-0.828 (20°)
Other requirements Congealing Point: -8°
ID Test IR