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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 2-Ethyl-6-methylpyrazine
Synonym(s) 2-Ethyl-6-methyl-1,4-diazine
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2-Ethyl-6-methylpyrazine
JECFA number 769
CAS number 13925-03-6
FEMA number 3919
COE number 11331
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 122.17
Chemical formula C7H10N2
Physical form/odour colourless to slightly yellow liquid with a roasted baked potato odour
Solubility soluble in water, organic solvents
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 80° (50 mm Hg)
Assay min % 95% (sum of 2,5- and 2,6-isomers)
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.487-1.497
Specific gravity 0.967-0.980
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