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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring p-Dimethoxybenzene
Synonym(s) Dimethylhydroquinone;DMB;Hydroquinone dimethyl ether
Latest JECFA evaluation 2003 (Session 61)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 1,4-Dimethoxybenzene
JECFA number 1250
CAS number 150-78-7
FEMA number 2386
COE number
FLAVIS number 04.034
Molecular weight 138.17
Chemical formula C8H10O2
Physical form/odour White crystals
Solubility Slightly soluble in water
Solubility in ethanol soluble
Boiling point (°C) NA
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index NA
Specific gravity NA
Other requirements mp: 56-60°