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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Methyl cinnamate
Synonym(s) Ethyl phenylacrylate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Methyl cinnamate
JECFA number 658
CAS number 103-26-4
FEMA number 2698
COE number 333
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 162.19
Chemical formula C10H10O2
Physical form/odour Colourless crystalline mass, fruity balsamic odour
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol moderately soluble
Boiling point (°C) 262-263°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max 2
Refractive index
Specific gravity
Other requirements mp: 33° minimum
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