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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Butyl stearate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Butyl octadecanoate
JECFA number 184
CAS number 123-95-5
FEMA number 2214
COE number 2189
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 340.59
Chemical formula C22H44O2
Physical form/odour colourless, waxy solid, odourless or with a faintly fatty odour
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 343°; 220-225° (25 mm Hg)
Assay min % 99% (by ester determination)
Acid value max
Refractive index
Specific gravity 0.855-0.875
Other requirements mp: 25°; (equivalence factor for assay = 170.30); Iodine Value: < 1; Saponification Value: 165 to 180
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