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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Ethyl-(3,5 or 6)-methoxypyrazine (85%) and 2-Methyl-(3,5 or 6)-methoxypyrazine (13%)
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Mixture of 2-Ethyl-3-methoxypyrazine and 2-Ethyl-5-methoxypyrazine and 2-Ethyl-6-methoxypyrazine and 2-Methyl-3-methoxypyrazine and 2-Methyl-5-methoxypyrazine and 2-Methyl-6-methoxypyrazine
JECFA number 789
CAS number 25680-58-4;68039-50-9;67845-38-9
FEMA number 3280
COE number 11329
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight
Chemical formula C6H8N2
Physical form/odour colourless to slight yellow liquid with a raw potato, earthy, bell pepper odour
Solubility soluble in water, organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 80-95° (10 mm Hg)
Assay min % 99% (sum of 6 named compounds)
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.497-1.505
Specific gravity 1.036-1.052
Other requirements
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