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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Ethyl acetoacetate
Synonym(s) Acetoacetic ester;Ethyl 3-ketobuyrate;Ethyl 3-oxobutanoate;Ethyl acetylacetate
Latest JECFA evaluation 1999 (Session 53)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Ethyl 3-oxobutyrate
JECFA number 595
CAS number 141-97-9
FEMA number 2415
COE number 240
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 130.14
Chemical formula C6H10O3
Physical form/odour clear, colourless to yellow mobile liquid; fruity taste; fruity, sweet, and rum-like odour
Solubility miscible in alcohol, ether, ethyl acetate, 1 ml in 12 ml water
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 181°
Assay min % 97.5%
Acid value max 5
Refractive index 1.418-1.421
Specific gravity 1.022-1.027
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