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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Ethyl aconitate (mixed esters)
Synonym(s) Ethyl 2-carboxyglutaconate;Ethyl 1-propene-1,2,3-tricarboxylate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2004 (Session 63)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 1-Propene-1,2,3-tricarboxylic acid, ethyl ester
JECFA number 628
CAS number 1321-30-8
FEMA number 2417
COE number 11845
FLAVIS number 09.510
Molecular weight
Chemical formula C8H14O6
Physical form/odour colourless, oily liquid with sweet, fruity, winey odour and taste
Solubility slightly soluble in water; soluble in alcohol
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 260°; 172° (18 mm Hg)
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.457 (14.5°)
Specific gravity 1.096 (25°)
Other requirements