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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 1,3-Diphenyl-2-propanone
Synonym(s) Dibenzyl ketone;Benzyl ketone;alpha,alpha-Diphenylacetone
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 1,3-Diphenyl-2-propanone
JECFA number 832
CAS number 102-04-5
FEMA number 2397
COE number 11839
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 210.28
Chemical formula C15H14O
Physical form/odour white or colourless crystals with a sweet, faint fruity-almond odour
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol very soluble
Boiling point (°C) 330°
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max
Refractive index NA
Specific gravity NA
Other requirements mp: 32-37°
ID Test IR