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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 4-Ethylguaiacol
Synonym(s) Homocreosol;1-Hydroxy-2-methoxy-4-ethylbenzene
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 4-Ethylguaiacol
JECFA number 716
CAS number 2785-89-9
FEMA number 2436
COE number 176
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 152.19
Chemical formula C9H12O2
Physical form/odour Colourless, oily liquid, warm, sweet, spicy, medicinal odour
Solubility slightly soluble in water; miscible in oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible
Boiling point (°C) 229-235°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.524-1.534
Specific gravity 1.056-1.066
Other requirements
ID Test IR, MS