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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 2-(p-Tolyl)propionaldehyde
Synonym(s) a,4-Dimethylbenzeneacetaldehyde;2-(p-Methylphenyl)propanal;2-(p-Methylphenyl)propionaldehyde;2-(p-Tolyl)propanal
Latest JECFA evaluation 2004 (Session 63)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2-(4-Methylphenyl)propanol
JECFA number 1471
CAS number 99-72-9
FEMA number 3078
COE number
FLAVIS number 05.043
Molecular weight 148.21
Chemical formula C10H12O
Physical form/odour Colourless oily liquid; Intense, sweet, refreshing aroma similar to peppermint
Solubility Soluble in oils; Insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 222-224°
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max 5
Refractive index 1.513-1.517
Specific gravity 0.979-0.985
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