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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring o-Methoxycinnamaldehyde
Synonym(s) beta-(o-Methoxyphenyl) acrolein
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name o-Methoxycinnamaldehyde
JECFA number 688
CAS number 1504-74-1
FEMA number 3181
COE number 571
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 162.19
Chemical formula C10H10O2
Physical form/odour Pale yellow crystals, warm spicy floral odour
Solubility slightly soluble in water
Solubility in ethanol miscible
Boiling point (°C) 160-161° (12 mm Hg)
Assay min % 94% (min. 95% combined aldehyde and corresponding acid)
Acid value max 5
Refractive index NA
Specific gravity NA
Other requirements mp: 45-46°; o-methoxycinnamic acid <3%
ID Test IR
Spectrum