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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Ethanol
Synonym(s) Ethyl alcohol
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Ethanol
JECFA number 41
CAS number 64-17-5
FEMA number 2419
COE number
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 46.07
Chemical formula C2H6O
Physical form/odour Clear, colourless, mobile liquid with a characteristic odour and a burning taste
Solubility Soluble in water
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 78°
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max 0.003
Refractive index 1.364
Specific gravity < 0.810
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