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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Prenyl benzoate
Synonym(s) 2-Buten-1-ol, 3-methyl-, benzoate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2010 (Session 73)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 3-methylbut-2-en-1-yl benzoate
JECFA number 2063
CAS number 1207440
FEMA number 4203
COE number
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 190.24
Chemical formula C12H14O2
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid; Sweet, balsamic odour with tea-like quality and natural connotations
Solubility Practically insoluble or insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 109-111° (2 mm Hg)
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.514-1.521
Specific gravity 1.016-1.025
Other requirements
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