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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Divanillin
Synonym(s) Dehydrodivanillin
Latest JECFA evaluation 2008 (Session 69)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 6,6?-Dihydroxy-5,5?-dimethoxy-[1,1?-biphenyl]-3,3?-dicarboxaldehyde
JECFA number 1881
CAS number 2092-49-1
FEMA number 4107
COE number
FLAVIS number 05.221
Molecular weight 302.28
Chemical formula C16H14O6
Physical form/odour White solid; Fruity vanilla aroma
Solubility Practically insoluble to insoluble in water; soluble in benzyl alcohol
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) NA
Assay min % 91%
Acid value max
Refractive index NA
Specific gravity NA
Other requirements m.p. = 315°; SC: Vanillin (5-7%)