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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Piperonyl acetate
Synonym(s) Heliotropyl acetate;Heliotropin acetate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 3,4-Methylenedioxybenzyl acetate
JECFA number 894
CAS number 326-61-4
FEMA number 2912
COE number 2068
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 194.19
Chemical formula C10H10O4
Physical form/odour colourless oily liquid with a sweet, light, floral-fruity odour
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 150-151° (10 mm Hg)
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max 2
Refractive index 1.523-1.529
Specific gravity 1.227-1.239
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