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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Dibenzyl ether
Synonym(s) Benzyl oxide;Benzyl ether
Latest JECFA evaluation 2003 (Session 61)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 1,1'-(Oxybis(methylene))bis-benzene
JECFA number 1256
CAS number 103-50-4
FEMA number 2371
COE number
FLAVIS number 03.004
Molecular weight 198.27
Chemical formula C14H14O
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid, slightly mushroom aroma
Solubility Insoluble in water, miscible in oils
Solubility in ethanol soluble
Boiling point (°C) 295-298°
Assay min % 99%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.558-1.563
Specific gravity 1.040-1.045
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