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Flavouring Veratraldehyde
Synonym(s) Methyl vanillin
Protocatechualdehyde dimethyl ether
Vanillin methyl ether
Veratric aldehyde
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 3,4-Dimethyloxybenzaldehyde
JECFA number 877
CAS number 120-14-9  
FEMA number 3109
COE number 106
FLAVIS number -
Molecular weight 166.18 
Chemical formula C9H10O3  
Physical form/odour white crystalline solid 
Solubility insoluble in cold water; soluble in hot water oils 
Solubility in ethanol soluble 
Boiling point (°C) 281°
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max 2.0
Refractive index NA
Specific gravity NA
Other requirements mp: 42-45°
ID Test IR
Spectrum http://www.fao.org/ag/agn/jecfa-flav/img/img/877.gif