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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring alpha,alpha-Dimethylphenethyl alcohol
Synonym(s) 2-Hydroxy-2-methyl-1-phenylpropane;Benzyl dimethyl carbinol;2-Benzyl-2-propanol;alpha,alpha-Dimethylphenethanol
Latest JECFA evaluation 2007 (Session 68)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2-Methyl-1-phenylpropan-2-ol
JECFA number 1653
CAS number 100-86-7
FEMA number 2393
COE number
FLAVIS number 02.035
Molecular weight 150.22
Chemical formula C10H14O
Physical form/odour Colourless to pale yellow viscous liquid or white crystalline solid; Warm, herbaceous, floral aroma
Solubility Soluble in mineral oil, most fixed oils and propylene glycol; insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 214-216°
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.514-1.517 (as supercooled liquid)
Specific gravity 0.972-0.977
Other requirements mp = 23.7-24.5°