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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Ethyl 2-acetyl-3-phenylpropionate
Synonym(s) Ethyl benzylacetoacetate;Ethyl alpha-acetylhydrocinnamate;Ethyl 2-acetyldihydrocinnamate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Ethyl 2-acetyl-3-phenylpropionate
JECFA number 835
CAS number 620-79-1
FEMA number 2416
COE number 2241
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 220.27
Chemical formula C13H16O3
Physical form/odour colourless oily liquid with a balsamic, floral-fruity odour
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 276°; 164° (18 mm Hg)
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max 2
Refractive index 1.498-1.502
Specific gravity 1.033-1.037
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