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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Dodecyl lactate
Synonym(s) Lactic acid, dodecyl ester;Lauryl lactate;Propanoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, dodecyl ester
Latest JECFA evaluation 2010 (Session 73)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name dodecyl 2-hydroxypropanoate
JECFA number 1948
CAS number 6283-92-7
FEMA number 4482
COE number
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 258.4
Chemical formula C15H30O3
Physical form/odour Pale yellow clear liquid; Faint fatty butter-like aroma
Solubility Practically insoluble or insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 303-304°
Assay min % 88%
Acid value max 5
Refractive index 1.437-1.447
Specific gravity 0.910-0.925 (20°)
Other requirements SC: 10% Dodecanol