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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring alpha,alpha-Dimethylphenethyl acetate
Synonym(s) Benzyl dimethyl carbinyl acetate;2-Benzyl-2-propyl acetate;Dimethyl benzyl carbinyl acetate;2-Methyl-1-phenyl-2-propyl acetate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2007 (Session 68)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 1,1-Dimethyl-2-phenethyl acetate
JECFA number 1655
CAS number 151-05-3
FEMA number 2392
COE number
FLAVIS number 09.227
Molecular weight 192.26
Chemical formula C12H16O2
Physical form/odour White to colourless liquid or crystals at room temperature; Powerful floral, fruity aroma
Solubility Soluble in mineral oil, most fixed oils and propylene glycol; insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 249-251°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.490-1.495
Specific gravity 0.995-1.002
Other requirements mp = 29-30°