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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Benzyl salicylate
Synonym(s) Benzyl o-hydroxybenzoate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Benzyl 2-hydroxybenzoate
JECFA number 904
CAS number 118-58-1
FEMA number 2151
COE number 436
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 228.25
Chemical formula C14H12O3
Physical form/odour colourless oily liquid or opaque crystalline mass (tendency to supercool) with a faint, sweet, floral odour
Solubility insoluble in water, glycerol; soluble in organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible above 25
Boiling point (°C) 300°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.573-1.584
Specific gravity 1.173-1.183
Other requirements mp: 24-26°
ID Test IR