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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 3-Phenylpropyl formate
Synonym(s) beta-Phenylpropyl formate;Hydrocinnamyl formate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Benzenepropanol formate
JECFA number 637
CAS number 104-64-3
FEMA number 2895
COE number 351
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 164.2
Chemical formula C10H12O2
Physical form/odour Colourless to slightly yellow liquid, pleasant, sweet, floral-herbaceous odour
Solubility insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol miscible
Boiling point (°C) 238°
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.494-1.499
Specific gravity 1.012-1.019
Other requirements
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