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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Carvacrol
Synonym(s) p-Cymene-2-ol;Cymenphenol;2-Hydroxy-p-cymene;iso-Thymol;Isopropyl-o-cresol;Isothymol
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2-Methyl-5-(1-methylethyl)phenol
JECFA number 710
CAS number 499-75-2
FEMA number 2245
COE number 2055
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 150.22
Chemical formula C10H14O
Physical form/odour Colourless to pale yellow liquid, pungent, spicy odour
Solubility insoluble in water; miscible in oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible
Boiling point (°C) 236-238°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.521-1.528
Specific gravity 0.974-0.979
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