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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Propyl benzoate
Synonym(s) n-Propyl benzenecarboxylate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Propyl benzoate
JECFA number 853
CAS number 2315-68-6
FEMA number 2931
COE number 677
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 164.21
Chemical formula C10H12O2
Physical form/odour colourless oily liquid with a warm, herbaceous, balsamic, nut-like odour
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 229°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.498-1.503
Specific gravity 1.020-1.026
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