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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Methyl phenylacetate
Synonym(s) Methyl alpha-toluate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2002 (Session 59)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Methyl phenylacetate
JECFA number 1008
CAS number 101-41-7
FEMA number 2733
COE number 2155
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 150.18
Chemical formula C9H10O2
Physical form/odour Colourless to nearly colourless liquid; intense odour suggestive of honey and jasmine
Solubility Insoluble in water, glyceryl, propylene glycol; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol 1 mL in 6 mL 60% ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 215°
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.504-1.510
Specific gravity 1.061-1.067
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