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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Phenethyl isobutyrate
Synonym(s) Benzylcarbinyl 2-methylpropanoate;Phenethyl 2-methylpropanoate;Benzylcarbinyl isobutyrate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2002 (Session 59)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2-Phenylethyl isobutyrate
JECFA number 992
CAS number 103-48-0
FEMA number 2862
COE number 302
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 192.26
Chemical formula C12H16O2
Physical form/odour Colourless to slighty yellow liquid; fruity-rosy odour
Solubility Insoluble in water; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol 1 mL in 3 Ml 80% ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 230°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.485-1.490
Specific gravity 0.987-0.990
Other requirements
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