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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 2-Hydroxyacetophenone
Synonym(s) o-Hydroxyacetophenone;o-Acetylphenol
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2'-Hydroxyacetophenone
JECFA number 727
CAS number 118-93-4
FEMA number 3548
COE number 11784
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 136.15
Chemical formula C8H8O2
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid
Solubility slightly soluble in water; soluble in fat
Solubility in ethanol miscible
Boiling point (°C) 215-220°
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.556-1.560
Specific gravity 1.127-1.133
Other requirements
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