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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Ethyl benzoylacetate
Synonym(s) Ethyl beta-keto-beta-phenylpropionate;Benzoyl acetic ester
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Ethyl 3-phenyl-3-oxopropionate
JECFA number 834
CAS number 94-02-0
FEMA number 2423
COE number 627
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 192.21
Chemical formula C11H12O3
Physical form/odour colourless to light yellow liquid with a brandy-like, woody, cherry, phenolic odour
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 147° (11 mm Hg)
Assay min % 88%
Acid value max 2
Refractive index 1.524-1.533
Specific gravity 1.107-1.120
Other requirements Combined assay (named cpd + ethyl benzoate): 96%
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