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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring alpha,alpha-Dimethylphenethyl formate
Synonym(s) Benzyl dimethyl carbinyl formate;2-Benzyl-2-propyl formate;Dimethyl benzyl carbinyl formate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2007 (Session 68)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2-Methyl-1-phenyl-2-propyl formate
JECFA number 1654
CAS number 10058-43-2
FEMA number 2395
COE number
FLAVIS number 09.086
Molecular weight 178.23
Chemical formula C11H14O2
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid; Dry, herbaceous, green, floral aroma
Solubility Soluble in mineral oil, most fixed oils and propylene glycol; insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 217-222°
Assay min % 93%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.494-1.502
Specific gravity 1.018-1.030 (20°)
Other requirements Also contains 5-7% alpha,alpha-dimethylphenethyl alcohol