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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Ethyl lactate
Synonym(s) Ethyl alpha-hydroxypropionate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Ethyl 2-hydroxypropanoate
JECFA number 931
CAS number 97-64-3
FEMA number 2440
COE number 371
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 118.13
Chemical formula C5H10O3
Physical form/odour colourless liquid with a light ethereal, buttery odour
Solubility miscible with water; soluble in organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible
Boiling point (°C) 154°
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max 5
Refractive index 1.408-1.422
Specific gravity 1.029-1.037
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