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Flavouring Benzyl propionate
Synonym(s) Benzyl propanoate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Benzyl propionate
JECFA number 842
CAS number 122-63-4  
FEMA number 2150
COE number 413
FLAVIS number -
Molecular weight 164.2 
Chemical formula C10H12O2  
Physical form/odour colourless liquid with a sweet, fruity-floral odour 
Solubility insoluble in water; poorly soluble in glycerol, glycols, and mineral oil 
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature 
Boiling point (°C) 222°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max 1.0
Refractive index 1.495-1.500
Specific gravity 1.028-1.033
Other requirements -
ID Test IR
Spectrum http://www.fao.org/ag/agn/jecfa-flav/img/img/842.gif