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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 2-Methyl-4-phenylbutyraldehyde
Synonym(s) 2-Methyl-4-phenylbutanal;alpha-Methylbenzenebutanal
Latest JECFA evaluation 2004 (Session 63)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2-Methyl-4-phenylbutyraldehyde
JECFA number 1462
CAS number 40654-82-8
FEMA number 2737
COE number
FLAVIS number 05.046
Molecular weight 162.23
Chemical formula C11H14O
Physical form/odour Colourless oily liquid; Earthy musty but sweet floral aroma
Solubility Soluble in oils; Insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 253°
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max 3
Refractive index 1.506-1.510
Specific gravity 0.968-0975
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