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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring alpha,alpha-Dimethylphenethyl butyrate
Synonym(s) Benzyl dimethyl carbinol butyrate;2-Benzyl-2-propyl butyrate;Dimethyl benzyl carbinyl butyrate;2-Methyl-1-phenyl-2-propyl butyrate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2007 (Session 68)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 1,1-Dimethyl-2-phenylethyl butyrate
JECFA number 1656
CAS number 10094-34-5
FEMA number 2394
COE number
FLAVIS number 09.232
Molecular weight 220.31
Chemical formula C14H20O2
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid; Mild, herbaceous, fruity aroma
Solubility Soluble in mineral oil and most fixed oils; insoluble in water and propylene glycol
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 237-255°
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.484-1.489
Specific gravity 0.960-0.971
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