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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Propyl phenylacetate
Synonym(s) Propyl alpha-toluate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2002 (Session 59)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Propyl phenylacetate
JECFA number 1010
CAS number 4606-15-9
FEMA number 2955
COE number 229
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 178.23
Chemical formula C11H14O2
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid; honey-like, but fresh and light, fruity apricot-rose type odour
Solubility Insoluble in water; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol Miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 253°
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.489-1.497
Specific gravity 0.985-0.995 (15.5°)
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