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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Phenol
Synonym(s) Carbolic acid;Hydroxybenzene
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Phenol
JECFA number 690
CAS number 108-95-2
FEMA number 3223
COE number 11811
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 94.11
Chemical formula C6H6O
Physical form/odour White crystalline mass, sharp, medicinal, sweet, tarry odour
Solubility soluble in water
Solubility in ethanol very soluble
Boiling point (°C) 182°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max
Refractive index NA
Specific gravity NA
Other requirements mp: 40-43°
ID Test IR