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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Citronellyl phenylacetate
Synonym(s) Citronellyl alpha-toluate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2002 (Session 59)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 3,7-Dimethyloct-6-enyl phenylacetate
JECFA number 1021
CAS number 139-70-8
FEMA number 2315
COE number 2157
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 274.4
Chemical formula C18H26O2
Physical form/odour Colourless, somewhat viscous liquid; sweet-herbaceous-rosy, yet heavy and very tenacious odour, reminiscent of the petals of roses
Solubility Insoluble in water; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol Miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 342°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.492-1.510
Specific gravity 0.958-0.960
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