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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Benzyl isobutyrate
Synonym(s) Pineapple aldehyde C-19;Benzyl 2-methylpropanoate;Phenylmethyl isobutyrate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Benzyl 2-methylpropanoate
JECFA number 844
CAS number 103-28-6
FEMA number 2141
COE number 301
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 178.23
Chemical formula C11H14O2
Physical form/odour colourless liquid with a fresh, fruity-floral odour
Solubility insoluble in water and glycerin, soluble in organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 229°
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.488-1.492
Specific gravity 1.000-1.006
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