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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Ethyl phenylacetate
Synonym(s) Ethyl alpha-toluate;Ethyl benzeneacetate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2002 (Session 59)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Ethyl phenylacetate
JECFA number 1009
CAS number 101-97-3
FEMA number 2452
COE number 2156
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 164.2
Chemical formula C10H12O2
Physical form/odour Colourless or nearly colourless liquid; pleasant sweet odour suggestive of honey
Solubility Insoluble in water glyceryl, propylene glycol; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol 1 mL in 3 mL 70% ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 228°
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.494-1.500
Specific gravity 1.027-1.032
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