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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Propiophenone
Synonym(s) Phenyl ethyl ketone;Propionylbenzene;Ethyl phenyl ketone
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 1-Phenyl-1-propanone
JECFA number 824
CAS number 93-55-0
FEMA number 3469
COE number 599
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 134.18
Chemical formula C9H10O
Physical form/odour colourless oily liquid or low melting crystalline solid with a pungent, powerful, floral, herbaceous odour
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 218°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.521-1.531
Specific gravity 1.004-1.014
Other requirements mp: 21°
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