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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 2-Ethylhexyl benzoate
Synonym(s) 1-Hexanol, 2-ethyl-, benzoate;2-Ethyl-1-hexanol benzoate;Benzoic acid, 2-ethylhexyl ester
Latest JECFA evaluation 2010 (Session 73)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2-ethylhexyl benzoate
JECFA number 2068
CAS number 5444-75-7
FEMA number 4630
COE number
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 234.33
Chemical formula C15H22O2
Physical form/odour Colourless clear oily liquid; Ethereal aroma
Solubility Practically insoluble or insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 120-121° (3 mm Hg)
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.487-1.497
Specific gravity 0.963-0.973 (20°)
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