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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Benzyl benzoate
Synonym(s) Benzyl benzenecarboxylate;Benzyl phenylformate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Benzyl benzoate
JECFA number 24
CAS number 120-51-4
FEMA number 2138
COE number 262
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 212.25
Chemical formula C14H12O2
Physical form/odour leaflets or oily liquid with a faint, sweet, balsamic odour
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 323-324°
Assay min % 99.0%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.566-1.571
Specific gravity 1.113-1.121
Other requirements mp: 21°; passes test for chlorinated compounds
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