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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 3-Hexanone
Synonym(s) Ethyl propyl ketone
Latest JECFA evaluation 1998 (Session 51)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Hexan-3-one
JECFA number 281
CAS number 589-38-8
FEMA number 3290
COE number 11097
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 100.16
Chemical formula C6H12O
Physical form/odour
Solubility slightly soluble in water; soluble in acetone; soluble in alcohol and ether in all proportions
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 118-123°
Assay min % 97.1%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.397-1.403
Specific gravity 0.812-0.818
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