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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 2-Methoxy-4-methylphenol
Synonym(s) Creosol;Homocatechol monoethyl ether;2-Methoxy-p-cresol;1-Hydroxy-2-methoxy-4-methylbenzene;4-Methylguaiacol;Valspice
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2-Methoxy-p-cresol
JECFA number 715
CAS number 93-51-6
FEMA number 2671
COE number 175
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 138.17
Chemical formula C8H10O2
Physical form/odour Colourless to yellowish liquid, sweet, spicy, slightly vanilla-like odour
Solubility slightly soluble in water
Solubility in ethanol miscible
Boiling point (°C) 220-222°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.534-1.538
Specific gravity 1.089-1.096
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