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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 4-Ethylbenzaldehyde
Synonym(s) p-Ethylbenzaldehyde
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 4-Ethylbenzaldehyde
JECFA number 865
CAS number 4748-78-1
FEMA number 3756
COE number 705
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 134.18
Chemical formula C9H10O
Physical form/odour colourless to pale yellow liquid with a sweet, bitter-almond odour
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 220°
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max 3
Refractive index 1.538-1.542
Specific gravity 0.980-1.000
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