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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Acetone
Synonym(s) Dimethyl ketone
Latest JECFA evaluation 1998 (Session 51)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Propan-2-one
JECFA number 139
CAS number 67-64-1
FEMA number 3326
COE number 737
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 58.08
Chemical formula C3H6O
Physical form/odour clear, colourless, volatile with a characteristic odour
Solubility miscible with water, alcohol, ether, chroroform and most fixed oils
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 56°
Assay min % 99.5%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.356-1.360
Specific gravity 0.790-0.793 (20° )
Other requirements Acidity: =<0.002%; Aldehydes: =<0.002%; Distillation Range: 55.1-57.1°C; Methanol: =<0.05%; Nonvolatile Residue: =<0.001%; Water: =<0.5%; Phenols: =<0.001%; Pb: =<1 mg/kg
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