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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Ethyl methyl-p-tolylglycidate
Synonym(s) Ethyl methyl-p-methylphenylglycidate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2005 (Session 65)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Ethyl 2,3-epoxy-3-(4-methylphenyl)butanoate
JECFA number 1578
CAS number 74367-97-8
FEMA number 3757
COE number
FLAVIS number 16.040
Molecular weight 220.27
Chemical formula C13H16O3
Physical form/odour Colourless or pale straw Coloured viscous liquid; Mild deep fruity, slightly floral aroma
Solubility Insoluble in water; Soluble in ether, oils
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 123-125°
Assay min % 96%
Acid value max 2
Refractive index 1.523-1.529
Specific gravity 1.081-1.087 (20°)
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