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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Isopropyl benzoate
Synonym(s) 1-Methylethyl benzoate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Isopropyl benzoate
JECFA number 855
CAS number 939-48-0
FEMA number 2932
COE number 652
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 164.21
Chemical formula C10H12O2
Physical form/odour colourless oily liquid with a heavy, sweet, fruity-floral odour
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 218°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.492-1.497
Specific gravity 1.005-1.011
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