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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Phenethyl isovalerate
Synonym(s) Phenethyl 3-methylbutyrate;Benzylcarbinyl isovalerate;Benzylcarbinyl isopentanoate;Benzylcarbinyl 3-methylbutanoaote
Latest JECFA evaluation 2002 (Session 59)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2-Phenylethyl isovalerate
JECFA number 994
CAS number 140-26-1
FEMA number 2871
COE number 461
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 206.29
Chemical formula C13H18O2
Physical form/odour Colourless to slighty yellow liquid; fruity or rose-like odour
Solubility Insoluble in water; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol 1 mL in 3 ml 80% ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 263°
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.482-1.487
Specific gravity 0.973-0.976
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