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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Ethyl benzoate
Synonym(s) Ethyl benzenecarboxylate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Ethyl benzoate
JECFA number 852
CAS number 93-89-0
FEMA number 2422
COE number 261
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 150.18
Chemical formula C9H10O2
Physical form/odour colourless slightly oily liquid with a warm, heavy, floral-fruity odour
Solubility insoluble in water, glycerol; soluble in organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 212°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.502-1.508
Specific gravity 1.043-1.050
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