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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Heptanal propyleneglycol acetal
Synonym(s) Heptanal, cyclic propylene acetal
Latest JECFA evaluation 2007 (Session 68)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2-Hexyl-4-methyl-1,3-dioxolane
JECFA number 1739
CAS number 895487
FEMA number 4368
COE number
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 172.27
Chemical formula C10H20O2
Physical form/odour Clear, colourless liquid; Green, fatty aroma
Solubility Insoluble in water; soluble in organic solvents
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 217-218°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.425-1.430
Specific gravity 0.889-0.895
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