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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring p-Methylanisole
Synonym(s) p-Cresyl methyl ether;Methyl p-cresol;Methyl p-cresyl ether;4-Methylphenol methyl ether;4-Methyl-1-methoxybenzene;4-Methoxytoluene;p-Methoxytoluene
Latest JECFA evaluation 2003 (Session 61)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 1-Methoxy-4-methylbenzene
JECFA number 1243
CAS number 104-93-8
FEMA number 2681
COE number
FLAVIS number 04.015
Molecular weight 122.17
Chemical formula C8H10O
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid, Pungent sharp sweet aroma
Solubility Insoluble in water, soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol soluble
Boiling point (°C) 174°
Assay min % 99%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.510-1.513
Specific gravity 0.996-1.004
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