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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Phenethyl phenylacetate
Synonym(s) 2-Phenylethyl alpha-toluate;Benzylcarbinyl alpha-toluate;Benzylcarbinyl phenylacetate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2002 (Session 59)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2-Phenylethyl phenylacetate
JECFA number 999
CAS number 102-20-5
FEMA number 2866
COE number 234
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 240.3
Chemical formula C16H16O2
Physical form/odour Colourless to slighty yellow liquid or crystalline mass; rose-hyacinth type odour
Solubility Insoluble in water; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol 1 mL in 4 mL 90% ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 325°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.545-1.551
Specific gravity 1.079-1.082
Other requirements m.p. 28°
ID Test IR