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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 2-Methyl-4-phenyl-2-butanol
Synonym(s) 1,1,Dimethyl-3-phenylpropanol;2-(2-Phenylethyl)-2-propanol;2-Methyl-4-phenyl-2-butanol;Dimethylphenethylcarbinol
Latest JECFA evaluation 2004 (Session 63)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 4-Methyl-4-phenylbutan-2-ol
JECFA number 1477
CAS number 103-05-9
FEMA number 3629
COE number
FLAVIS number 02.108
Molecular weight 164.25
Chemical formula C11H16O
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid; Lily, rose sweetness aroma
Solubility Soluble in fats; Slightly soluble in water
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 144° (85 mm Hg)
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max 2
Refractive index 1.506-1.512
Specific gravity 0.960-0.966
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