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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring o-Cresol
Synonym(s) o-Hydroxytoluene;1-Hydroxy-2-methylbenzene;o-Cresylic acid;o-Methylphenol
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name o-Cresol
JECFA number 691
CAS number 95-48-7
FEMA number 3480
COE number 618
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 108.14
Chemical formula C7H8O
Physical form/odour Colourless to pale brown crystals
Solubility soluble in water
Solubility in ethanol very soluble
Boiling point (°C) 191°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.544-1.548
Specific gravity 1.041-1.046
Other requirements mp: 31-32° (liquid which may crystallize below 30°)
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