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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring p-Ethylphenol
Synonym(s) 4-Hydroxyethylbenzene
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 4-Ethylphenol
JECFA number 694
CAS number 123-07-9
FEMA number 3156
COE number 550
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 122.17
Chemical formula C8H10O
Physical form/odour Colourless needle like crystals, powerful, woody phenolic, medicinal, yet rather sweet odour
Solubility slightly soluble in water; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol very soluble
Boiling point (°C) 218-219°
Assay min % 99%
Acid value max
Refractive index NA
Specific gravity NA
Other requirements mp: 47-48°
ID Test IR