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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 3-(Hydroxymethyl)-2-heptanone
Synonym(s) Methylol methyl amyl ketone;2-Acetyl-1-hexanol
Latest JECFA evaluation 2003 (Session 61)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 3-(Hydroxymethyl)-2-heptanone
JECFA number 604
CAS number 65405-68-7
FEMA number 2804
COE number 592
FLAVIS number 07.039
Molecular weight 144.21
Chemical formula C8H16O2
Physical form/odour colourless liquid with powerful, herbaceous, fruity, mildly spicy odour
Solubility slightly soluble in water; soluble in alcohol
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 94.6° (8-9 mm Hg)
Assay min % 90%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.444-1.447
Specific gravity 0.945-0.949
Other requirements SC: 1-hydroxy-3-octanone
ID Test MS