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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 2-Acetyl-3-ethylpyrazine
Synonym(s) 2-Acetyl-3-ethyl-1,4-diazine;3--Ethyl-2-pyrazinyl methyl ketone
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2-Acetyl-3-ethylpyrazine
JECFA number 785
CAS number 32974-92-8
FEMA number 3250
COE number 11293
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 150.18
Chemical formula C8H10ON2
Physical form/odour colourless to pale yellow liquid with a nutty, popcorn, potato chip, meaty odour
Solubility soluble in water, organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 220°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.509-1.520
Specific gravity 1.068-1.079
Other requirements
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