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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Phenethyl formate
Synonym(s) Benzylcarbinyl methanoate;2-Phenylethyl methanoate;Benzylcarbinyl formate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2002 (Session 59)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2-Phenylethyl formate
JECFA number 988
CAS number 104-62-1
FEMA number 2864
COE number 350
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 150.18
Chemical formula C9H10O2
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid; colourless to slightly yellow liquid; powerful, green-herbaceous, rosy odour
Solubility Slighty soluble in water
Solubility in ethanol Miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 226°
Assay min % 96%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.503-1.513
Specific gravity 1.056-1.065
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