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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Phenethylamine
Synonym(s) beta-Phenylethylamine;1-Amino-2-phenylethane;2-Aminoethylbenzene
Latest JECFA evaluation 2005 (Session 65)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Phenethylamine
JECFA number 1589
CAS number 64-04-0
FEMA number 3220
COE number
FLAVIS number 11.006
Molecular weight 121.18
Chemical formula C8H11N
Physical form/odour Colourless to pale, slightly yellow liquid; Fishy aroma
Solubility Soluble in water, ether
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 194-195°
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.526-1.532 (25°)
Specific gravity 0.961-0.967
Other requirements