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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 1-(Methylthio)-3-octanone
Synonym(s) 1-(Methylthio)octan-3-one;1-Methyl sulfanyl octan-3-one
Latest JECFA evaluation 2012 (Session 76)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 1-(Methylsulfanyl)octan-3-one
JECFA number 2086
CAS number 61837-77-2
FEMA number 4707
COE number
FLAVIS number 12.247
Molecular weight 174.3
Chemical formula C9H18OS
Physical form/odour Clear colourless liquid; Meaty aroma with dairy undertones upon dilution
Solubility Insoluble in water; Soluble in non-polar solvents
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 254-255°
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.461-1.463
Specific gravity 0.920-0.930
Other requirements
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