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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 3-Acetylpyridine
Synonym(s) Methyl 3-pyridyl ketone;1-(3-Pyridinyl)ethanone;beta-Acetylpyridine
Latest JECFA evaluation 2004 (Session 63)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 3-Acetylpyridine
JECFA number 1316
CAS number 350-03-8
FEMA number 3424
COE number
FLAVIS number 14.039
Molecular weight 121.14
Chemical formula C7H7ON
Physical form/odour Colourless to yellow liquid; Sweet, nutty, popcorn-like aroma
Solubility Soluble in acids,alcohol, ether, and water
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 230°
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.530-1.540
Specific gravity 1.103-1.112
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