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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Isobutyl benzoate
Synonym(s) Eglantine;2-Methylpropyl benzoate;Isobutyl benzenecarboxylate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Isobutyl benzoate
JECFA number 856
CAS number 120-50-3
FEMA number 2185
COE number 567
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 178.23
Chemical formula C11H14O2
Physical form/odour colourless oily liquid with a green, floral, leafy odour
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 240°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.489-1.496
Specific gravity 0.994-0.999
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