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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Benzyl isovalerate
Synonym(s) Benzyl isovalerianate;Benzyl isopentanoate;Benzyl-3-methylbutyrate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Benzyl-3-methylbutyrate
JECFA number 845
CAS number 103-38-8
FEMA number 2152
COE number 453
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 192.26
Chemical formula C12H16O2
Physical form/odour colourless liquid with a powerful, fruity, apple odour
Solubility insoluble in water; poorly soluble in glycerol, propylene glycol; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 246°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.482-1.490
Specific gravity 0.981-0.989
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