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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Isopropyl formate
Synonym(s) Isopropyl methanoate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Isopropyl formate
JECFA number 304
CAS number 625-55-8
FEMA number 2944
COE number 503
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 88.11
Chemical formula C4H8O2
Physical form/odour colourless liquid with a fruity, ether-like odour
Solubility slightly soluble in water; completely miscible with alcohol, ether, and most organic solvents
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 67-70°
Assay min % 99%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.364-1.370
Specific gravity 0.877-0.883 (20°)
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