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Appearance: Clear, colorless, oily liquid. Boils at about 206°C, without decomposition. Is neutral to litmus. Specific gravity is between 1.042 an 1.047.
Solubility: Soluble in water, miscible with ethanol (96%) and with fatty and essential oils with ether and with chloroform. Freely soluble in 50% alcohol.
Relative density: 1.043-1.049
Identification by IR: To comply the test.
Appearance of Solution: The solution is clear and colorless.
Clarity of solution: The sample solution shows the same clarity as that of water or its opalescence is not more prononced than that of reference suspension 1.
Color of solution: The sample solution has color of water.
Refractive index (20°C ± 0.5°C): 1.538-1.541
Assay: 98.0% - 100.5%
Acidity: NMT 1 mL of 0.1 M sodium hydroxide is required to change the color of the indicator to pink.
Fats & Fixed oils (Peroxide value): 5 max.
Residue on evaporation: 0.05% max.
Related substances: Benzaldehyde: 0.05% max.
Related substances: Cyclohexylmethanol: 0.10% max.
Related substances: Sum of the areas of all other peaks with a relative retention time less than that of Benzyl alcohol: 0.02% max.
Related substances : Sum of peaks with a relative retention greater than that of benzyl alcohol: 0.2% max.
Related substances: Disregard limit: 0.0001%
Benzene: 0.0002% max
Chlorobenzene (C6H5Cl): 0.01% max.
Toluene(C6H5CH3): 0.01% max.
Water: 0.1% max.
Total aerobic microbial count: 100 cfu/g max.
Total combined mold and yeasts count: 10 cfu/g max
Bacterial endotoxin: NMT 2.5 EU/mL.
E.coli: Must be Absent/g
Salmonella: Must be Absent/10 g
Pseud. aeruginosa: Must be Absent/g
Bile-tolerant gram negative bacteria: Must be Absent/g
Candida albicans: Must be Absent/g
Staphylococcus aureus: Must be Absent/g
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