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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 3-Hydroxy-2-oxopropionic acid
Synonym(s)
Latest JECFA evaluation 1999 (Session 53)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 3-Hydroxy-2-oxopropionic acid
JECFA number 635
CAS number 1113-60-6
FEMA number 3843
COE number
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 104.06
Chemical formula C3H4O4
Physical form/odour white crystalline powder
Solubility soluble in water at 50 g/l at 20C and white petrolatum at <100 g/kg at 20C
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 257°
Assay min % 99%
Acid value max
Refractive index
Specific gravity
Other requirements Melting Pt.: 82.4°
ID Test IR, CNMR
Spectrum