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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Triacetin
Synonym(s) Glyceryl triacetate;Triacetyl glycerine;Enzactin
Latest JECFA evaluation 2002 (Session 59)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 1,2,3-Triacetoxypropane
JECFA number 920
CAS number 102-76-1
FEMA number 2007
COE number
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 218.21
Chemical formula C9H14O6
Physical form/odour colourless oily liquid with a very slight, ethereal, fruity odour
Solubility moderately soluble in water; soluble in organic solvents
Solubility in ethanol miscible
Boiling point (°C) 258°
Assay min % 98.5% (by chemical analysis)
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.424-1.432
Specific gravity 1.154-1.159
Other requirements
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