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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring alpha-Butylcinnamaldehyde
Synonym(s) 2-Benzylidenehexanal;Butylcinnamic aldehyde;alpha-Butyl-beta-phenylacrolein
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name alpha-Butylcinnamaldehyde
JECFA number 684
CAS number 7492-44-6
FEMA number 2191
COE number 127
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 188.27
Chemical formula C13H16O
Physical form/odour Pale yellowish oily liquid, green-oily-herbaceous odour
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible
Boiling point (°C) 265°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max 5
Refractive index 1.539-1.547
Specific gravity 0.977-0.984
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