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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Methylbenzyl acetate (mixed o,m,p)
Synonym(s) Acetoxymethyl-toluene (o,m,p);Tolyl carbinyl acetate (o,m,p);Tolyl acetate;Tolubenzyl acetate (o,m,p)
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Mixture of o-Methybenzy acetate and m-Methybenzyl acetate and p-Methylbenzyl acetate
JECFA number 863
CAS number 29759-11-3
FEMA number 3702
COE number
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 164.2
Chemical formula C10H12O2
Physical form/odour colourless liquid with a powerful sweet floral-fruity, herbaceous odour
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 215-222°
Assay min % 98% (sum of o,m,p- isomers)
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.500-1.510
Specific gravity 1.024-1.040
Other requirements
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