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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Propyl cinnamate
Synonym(s) Propyl beta-phenylacrylate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Propyl 3-phenylpropenoate
JECFA number 660
CAS number 7778-83-8
FEMA number 2938
COE number 324
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 190.24
Chemical formula C12H14O2
Physical form/odour Colourless viscous liquid, sweet, slightly floral odour
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible
Boiling point (°C) 283-284°
Assay min % 98% (by ester determination)
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.547-1.553
Specific gravity 1.030-1.040
Other requirements (equivalence factor for assay = 95.12)
ID Test IR