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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Acetophenone
Synonym(s) Acetylbenzene;Methyl phenyl ketone;Phenyl methyl ketone
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Acetophenone
JECFA number 806
CAS number 98-86-2
FEMA number 2009
COE number 138
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 120.15
Chemical formula C8H8O
Physical form/odour colourless liquid which will solidify at 20°C
Solubility very slightly soluble in water; soluble in organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible above 20
Boiling point (°C) 202°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.530-1.535
Specific gravity 1.022-1.028
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