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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring trans-3-Hexenyl acetate
Synonym(s) acetic acid (E)-3-hexen-1-yl ester;acetic acid trans-3-hexen-1-yl ester;(E)-hex-3-enyl acetate;(E)-3-hexen-1-ol acetate;trans-3-hexen-1-yl acetate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2012 (Session 76)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name [(E)-Hex-3-enyl] acetate
JECFA number 2180
CAS number 3681-82-1
FEMA number 4413
COE number
FLAVIS number 09.928
Molecular weight 142.2
Chemical formula C8H14O2
Physical form/odour Clear colourless liquid; Sharp fruity green aroma reminiscent of unripe pear or banana
Solubility Practically insoluble to insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 174-175º
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.420-1.426
Specific gravity 0.885-0.917 (20º)
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