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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Hexyl benzoate
Synonym(s) Agrumat;n-Hexyl benzenecarboxylate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Hexyl benzoate
JECFA number 854
CAS number 6789-88-4
FEMA number 3691
COE number 645
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 206.29
Chemical formula C13H18O2
Physical form/odour colourless oily liquid with a woody, green, piney, balsamic odour
Solubility insoluble in water, glycerol; soluble in organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 272°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.490-1.500
Specific gravity 0.978-0.984
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