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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Phenethyl propionate
Synonym(s) Benzcarbinyl propionate;2-Phenylethyl propanoate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2002 (Session 59)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2-Phenylethyl propionate
JECFA number 990
CAS number 122-70-3
FEMA number 2867
COE number 418
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 178.23
Chemical formula C11H14O2
Physical form/odour Colourless or yellowish slighty oily liquid; very sweet odour reminiscent of red rose with a fruity undertone
Solubility Insoluble in water; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol Miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 244-245°
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.489-1.499
Specific gravity 1.010-1.021
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