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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Thymol
Synonym(s) 3-p-Cymenol;3-Hydroxy p-cymene;1-Methyl-3-hydroxy-4- isopropylbenzene;Thyme camphor;3-Methyl-6-isopropylphenol;alpha-Cymophenol
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 5-Methyl-2-(1-methylethyl)phenol
JECFA number 709
CAS number 89-83-8
FEMA number 3066
COE number 174
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 150.22
Chemical formula C10H14O
Physical form/odour White crystals, powerful, sweet-medicinal, herbaceous, warm, aromatic odour
Solubility slightly soluble in water; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol moderately soluble
Boiling point (°C) 232-233°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max
Refractive index NA
Specific gravity NA
Other requirements mp: 48° (minimum)
ID Test IR