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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring cis-3-Hexenyl lactate
Synonym(s) Leaf lactate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name cis-3-Hexenyl 2-hydroxypropanoate
JECFA number 934
CAS number 61931-81-5
FEMA number 3690
COE number 10681
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 172.22
Chemical formula C9H16O3
Physical form/odour colourless liquid with a fruity, green odour
Solubility slightly soluble in water; soluble in organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 96° (7 mm Hg)
Assay min % 96%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.441-1.451
Specific gravity 0.968-0.984
Other requirements
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