Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"


      Français     Español  


New search

print-friendly version

Flavouring Anisyl acetate
Synonym(s) Cassie ketone
1-Methoxy-4-acetoxymethylbenzene
p-Methoxybenzyl acetate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 4-Methoxybenzyl acetate
JECFA number 873
CAS number 104-21-2  
FEMA number 2098
COE number 209
FLAVIS number -
Molecular weight 180.2 
Chemical formula C10H12O3  
Physical form/odour colourless to pale yellow liquid with a floral, fruity, balsamic odour 
Solubility insoluble in water, glycerol, propylene glycol; soluble in organic solvents, oils 
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature 
Boiling point (°C) 235°
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max 1.0
Refractive index 1.511-1.517
Specific gravity 1.104-1.111
Other requirements -
ID Test IR
Spectrum http://www.fao.org/ag/agn/jecfa-flav/img/img/873.gif