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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 4-Methyl-2-phenyl-2-pentenal
Synonym(s) 2-Pentenal, 4-methyl-2-phenyl-;2-Phenyl-4-methylpent-2-enal
Latest JECFA evaluation 2004 (Session 63)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 4-Methyl-2-phenylpent-2-enal
JECFA number 1473
CAS number 26643-91-4
FEMA number 3200
COE number
FLAVIS number 05.100
Molecular weight 174.24
Chemical formula C12H14O
Physical form/odour Colourless to slightly yellow liquid; Cocoa-like aroma
Solubility Soluble in oils; Insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 96° (0.7 mm Hg)
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max 10
Refractive index 1.533-1.539
Specific gravity 0.980-0.986
Other requirements