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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Ethyl 3-hydroxyhexanoate
Synonym(s) Ethyl 3-hydroxycaproate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2002 (Session 59)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Ethyl 3-hydroxyhexanoate
JECFA number 601
CAS number 2305-25-1
FEMA number 3545
COE number 11764
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 160.21
Chemical formula C8H16O3
Physical form/odour colourless to pale yellow liquid with fruity odour
Solubility insoluble in water and oils
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 101-102° (14 mm Hg); 62° (0.7 mm Hg); 90° (10 mm Hg)
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.423-1.433
Specific gravity 0.967-0.976
Other requirements
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