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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Butyl alcohol
Synonym(s) Butan-1-ol
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 1-Butanol
JECFA number 85
CAS number 71-36-3
FEMA number 2178
COE number 52
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 74.12
Chemical formula C4H10O
Physical form/odour colourless, mobile liquid/vinous odour
Solubility miscible with alcohol, ether, organic solvents, 1 ml in 15 ml water
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 117.7°
Assay min % 99.5%
Acid value max 2
Refractive index 1.393-1.404
Specific gravity 0.807-0.809
Other requirements Butyl Ether: 0.15%; Dist. Range: max. 1.5° between beginning and end
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