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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Anisyl propionate
Synonym(s) Anisyl propanoate;p-Methoxybenzyl propionate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 4-Methoxybenzyl propanoate
JECFA number 874
CAS number 7549-33-9
FEMA number 2102
COE number 426
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 194.23
Chemical formula C11H14O3
Physical form/odour colourless to slightly yellow liquid with a sweet, fruity, floral, vanilla-like odour
Solubility insoluble in water, glycerol, propylene glycol; soluble in organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 100-103° (0.5 mm Hg)
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.505-1.510
Specific gravity 1.070-1.086
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