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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 2,6-Dimethoxyphenol
Synonym(s) 2-Hydroxy-1,3-dimethoxybenzene;Syringol;Pyrogallol 1,3-dimethyl ether
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2,6-Dimethoxyphenol
JECFA number 721
CAS number 91-10-1
FEMA number 3137
COE number 2233
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 154.17
Chemical formula C8H10O3
Physical form/odour White or colourless crystals, woody medicinal rather dry odour
Solubility slightly soluble in water; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol moderately soluble
Boiling point (°C) 261-262°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max
Refractive index NA
Specific gravity NA
Other requirements mp: 53° (minimum)
ID Test IR