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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Phenethyl acetate
Synonym(s) Benzyl carbinyl acetate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2002 (Session 59)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2-Phenylethyl acetate
JECFA number 989
CAS number 103-45-7
FEMA number 2857
COE number 221
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 164.2
Chemical formula C10H12O2
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid; very sweet, rosy-fruity honey-like odour
Solubility Insoluble in water; soluble in oils, propylene glycol
Solubility in ethanol 1 mL in 2 mL 70% ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 232°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.496-1.502
Specific gravity 1.030-1.034
Other requirements
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