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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring cis-3-Hexenyl benzoate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name cis-3-Hexenyl benzoate
JECFA number 858
CAS number 25152-85-6
FEMA number 3688
COE number 11778
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 204.27
Chemical formula C13H16O2
Physical form/odour colourless oily slightly viscous liquid with a green, herbaceous, woody odour
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in organic solvents, fats, oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 130° (5 mm Hg)
Assay min % 95% (sum of isomers)
Acid value max 2
Refractive index 1.503-1.514
Specific gravity 0.995-1.004
Other requirements
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