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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Phenethyl butyrate
Synonym(s) Benzylcarbinyl butyrate;2-Phenethyl butanoate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2002 (Session 59)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2-Phenylethyl butyrate
JECFA number 991
CAS number 103-52-6
FEMA number 2861
COE number 506
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 192.26
Chemical formula C12H16O2
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid; warm, floral and fruity odour
Solubility Insoluble in water; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol Miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 238°
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.487-1.493
Specific gravity 0.991-0.994
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