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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Ethyl hexadecanoate
Synonym(s) Ethyl palmitate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Ethyl hexadecanoate
JECFA number 39
CAS number 628-97-7
FEMA number 2451
COE number 634
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 284.49
Chemical formula C18H36O2
Physical form/odour Colourless crystals with a waxy odour
Solubility Soluble in ethanol and oils, insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 303°
Assay min % 99%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.404-1.408
Specific gravity 0.863-0.865
Other requirements Melting point 24-26°
ID Test IR