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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Geranyl phenylacetate
Synonym(s) Geranyl alpha-toluate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2002 (Session 59)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 3,7-Dimethylocta-2(trans),6-dienyl phenylacetate
JECFA number 1020
CAS number 102-22-7
FEMA number 2516
COE number 231
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 272.39
Chemical formula C18H24O2
Physical form/odour Yellow liquid; soft sweet honey-like herbaceous odour with floral undertones
Solubility Insoluble in water; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol 1 mL in 4 mL 90% ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 307-308°
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max 3
Refractive index 1.501-1.512
Specific gravity 0.971-0.978
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