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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Benzyl nonanoate
Synonym(s) Nonanoic acid, benzyl ester;Nonanoic acid, phenylmethyl ester
Latest JECFA evaluation 2010 (Session 73)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name benzyl nonanoate
JECFA number 2066
CAS number 6471-66-5
FEMA number 4626
COE number
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 248.36
Chemical formula C16H24O2
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid; Sweet, floral aroma
Solubility Practically insoluble or insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 126-127° (< 1 mm Hg)
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.481-1.487
Specific gravity 0.953-0.959 (20°)
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