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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 4-Methyl-2,6-dimethoxyphenol
Synonym(s) 2,6-Dimethoxy-p-cresol;4-Methylsyringol
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2,6-Dimethoxy-p-cresol
JECFA number 722
CAS number 1730647
FEMA number 3704
COE number
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 168.19
Chemical formula C9H12O3
Physical form/odour Pale yellow semi-solid, phenolic medicinal odour
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in fat
Solubility in ethanol moderately soluble
Boiling point (°C) 145-146° (12 mm Hg)
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max
Refractive index NA
Specific gravity NA
Other requirements mp: 37-42°
ID Test IR