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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Phenethyl cinnamate
Synonym(s) Benzylcarbinyl 3-phenylpropenoate;beta-Phenethyl beta-phenylacrylate;2-Phenylethyl cinnamate;Benzylcarbinyl cinnamate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Phenethyl 3-phenylpropenoate
JECFA number 671
CAS number 103-53-7
FEMA number 2863
COE number 336
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 252.31
Chemical formula C17H16O2
Physical form/odour White crystals, heavy balsamic-like rosy odour
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol moderately soluble
Boiling point (°C) 170° (1 mmHg)
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index NA
Specific gravity NA
Other requirements mp: 54° (minimum)
ID Test IR