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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Phenethyl alcohol
Synonym(s) Benzylmethanol;1-Phenyl-2-ethanol;beta-Phenethyl alcohol;beta-P.E.A.;2-Phenethyl alcohol;Benzyl carbinol
Latest JECFA evaluation 2002 (Session 59)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2-Phenylethanol
JECFA number 987
CAS number 60-12-8
FEMA number 2858
COE number 68
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 122.17
Chemical formula C8H10O
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid; mild, warm,rose, honey-like odour
Solubility Slighty soluble in water; soluble in oils, propylene glycol
Solubility in ethanol 1 mL in 2 mL 50% ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 219-221°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.529-1.535
Specific gravity 1.017-1.020
Other requirements
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