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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring alpha-Propylphenethyl alcohol
Synonym(s) Benzylbutyl alcohol;n-Propyl benzyl carbinol;Benzyl propyl carbinol
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 1-Phenyl-2-pentanol
JECFA number 825
CAS number 705-73-7
FEMA number 2953
COE number 83
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 164.25
Chemical formula C11H16O
Physical form/odour colourless oily liquid with a mild, green, sweet odour
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 247°; 75° (0.5 mm Hg)
Assay min % 96%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.508-1.513
Specific gravity 0.957-0.964
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