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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Octyl phenylacetate
Synonym(s) Octyl alpha-toluate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2002 (Session 59)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Octyl phenylacetate
JECFA number 1017
CAS number 122-45-2
FEMA number 2812
COE number 230
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 248.37
Chemical formula C16H24O2
Physical form/odour Colourless viscous liquid; mild sweet-floral odour of woody-orange-rose type
Solubility Insoluble in water; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol Miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 315°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.479-1.487
Specific gravity 0.950-0.956
Other requirements