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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Isoamyl benzoate
Synonym(s) 3-Methylbutyl benzoate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Isopentyl benzoate
JECFA number 857
CAS number 94-46-2
FEMA number 2058
COE number 2307
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 192.26
Chemical formula C12H16O2
Physical form/odour colourless oily liquid with a mild, sweet, fruity-like odour
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 261°
Assay min % 98% (sum of isomers)
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.491-1.497
Specific gravity 0.984-0.992
Other requirements
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