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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Isoamyl salicylate
Synonym(s) Isopentyl salicylate;Isoamyl o-hydroxybenzoate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Isopentyl 2-hydroxybenzoate
JECFA number 903
CAS number 87-20-7
FEMA number 2084
COE number 435
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 208.26
Chemical formula C12H16O3
Physical form/odour colourless oily liquid with a sweet herbaceous-green, slightly floral odour
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 277°
Assay min % 98% (sum of isoamyl and amyl salicylate)
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.504-1.509
Specific gravity 1.046-1.055
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