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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Benzyl phenylacetate
Synonym(s) Benzyl alpha-toluene;Phenylmethyl phenylacetate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Benzyl phenylacetate
JECFA number 849
CAS number 102-16-9
FEMA number 2149
COE number 232
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 226.28
Chemical formula C15H14O2
Physical form/odour colourless liquid with a sweet, honey-floral odour
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 320°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.552-1.560
Specific gravity 1.094-1.100
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