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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 3-Benzyl-4-heptanone
Synonym(s) Benzyl dipropyl ketone;Morellone;1-Phenyl-2-ethyl-3-hexanone
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 3-Benzyl-4-heptanone
JECFA number 830
CAS number 7492-37-7
FEMA number 2146
COE number 2140
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 204.31
Chemical formula C14H20O
Physical form/odour colourless oily liquid with a fruity, berry, woody, raisin odour
Solubility insoluble in water, soluble in organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 158-160° (10 mm Hg)
Assay min % 99%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.490-1.495
Specific gravity 0.931-0.937
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