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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Methyl 3-phenylpropionate
Synonym(s) Methyl hydrocinnamate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Methyl 3-phenylpropionate
JECFA number 643
CAS number 103-25-3
FEMA number 2741
COE number 427
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 164.2
Chemical formula C10H12O2
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid, powerful, fruity-winey floral sweet odour
Solubility insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol miscible
Boiling point (°C) 238-239°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.499-1.505
Specific gravity 1.037-1.045
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