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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Benzyl propionate
Synonym(s) Benzyl propanoate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Benzyl propionate
JECFA number 842
CAS number 122-63-4
FEMA number 2150
COE number 413
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 164.2
Chemical formula C10H12O2
Physical form/odour colourless liquid with a sweet, fruity-floral odour
Solubility insoluble in water; poorly soluble in glycerol, glycols, and mineral oil
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 222°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.495-1.500
Specific gravity 1.028-1.033
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