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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Benzyl butyl ether
Synonym(s) Butyl benzyl ether;Benzyl n-butyl ether
Latest JECFA evaluation 2003 (Session 61)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name (Butoxymethyl)benzene
JECFA number 1253
CAS number 588-67-0
FEMA number 2139
COE number
FLAVIS number 03.010
Molecular weight 164.25
Chemical formula C11H16O
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid with a sweet, floral, somewhat pungent, aroma
Solubility Insoluble in water; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol soluble
Boiling point (°C) 220-221°
Assay min % 92.6%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.480-1.485
Specific gravity 0.928-0.933 (10°)
Other requirements SC: Benzyl alcohol