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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Phenethyl octanoate
Synonym(s) 2-Phenylethyl caprylate;Benzylcarbinyl octanoate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2002 (Session 59)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2-Phenylethyl octanoate
JECFA number 996
CAS number 5457-70-5
FEMA number 3222
COE number 10884
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 248.37
Chemical formula C16H24O2
Physical form/odour Colourless oily liquid; mild fruity wine-like odour
Solubility Insoluble in water; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol Miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 295.5°; 143.5° (1.5 mm Hg)
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.479-1.486
Specific gravity 0.973-0.977 (20°)
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