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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Benzyl acetoacetate
Synonym(s) Benzyl beta-ketobutyrate;Benzyl acetylacetate;Benzyl 3-oxobutanoate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Benzy 3-oxobutyrate
JECFA number 848
CAS number 5396-89-4
FEMA number 2136
COE number 244
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 192.21
Chemical formula C11H12O3
Physical form/odour colourless oily liquid with a balsamic, herbaceous, fruity odour
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 249°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max 3
Refractive index 1.498-1.520
Specific gravity 1.112-1.120
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