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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Glycerol 5-hydroxydodecanoate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2003 (Session 61)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2,3-Dihydroxypropyl 5-hydroxydodecanoate
JECFA number 924
CAS number 26446-32-2
FEMA number 3686
COE number 10649
FLAVIS number 09.544
Molecular weight 290.4
Chemical formula C15H30O5
Physical form/odour colourless to pale yellow viscous oily liquid with a mild fatty odour
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in hot organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol soluble in hot alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 120-250° (1-2 mm Hg)
Assay min % 40% (mono, di and triglycerides)
Acid value max 10
Refractive index 1.464-1.467
Specific gravity 1.007-1.013
Other requirements SC: deltadodecalactone, 5-hydroxydodecanoic acid, glycerol
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