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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Benzyl acetate
Synonym(s) Benzyl ethanoate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Benzyl acetate
JECFA number 23
CAS number 140-11-4
FEMA number 2135
COE number 2040
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 150.18
Chemical formula C9H10O2
Physical form/odour colourless liquid with a sweet, fruity, floral (Jasmine) odour
Solubility very slightly soluble in water, glycerol; soluble in organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 215°
Assay min % 98.0%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.500-1.504
Specific gravity 1.049-1.059
Other requirements Passes test for chlorinated compounds
ID Test IR