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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring (E,Z)-Phytyl acetate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2008 (Session 69)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name (2E,7R,11R)-3,7,11,15-Tetramethyl-2-hexadecen-1-ol acetate
JECFA number 1833
CAS number 10236-16-5
FEMA number 4197
COE number
FLAVIS number 09.691
Molecular weight 338.57
Chemical formula C22H42O2
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid; Balsamic aroma
Solubility Practically insoluble to insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 129-131° (0.01 mm Hg)
Assay min % 95% (E-isomer 67% and Z-isomer 32%)
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.451-1.461
Specific gravity 0.867-0.873
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