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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Zingerone
Synonym(s) Vanillylacetone;4-Hydroxy-3-methoxybenzylacetone;2-(4-Hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)ethyl methyl ketone
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 4-(4-Hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-2-butanone
JECFA number 730
CAS number 122-48-5
FEMA number 3124
COE number 139
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 194.23
Chemical formula C11H14O3
Physical form/odour Yellowish to yellow-brown crystalline mass, sweet, spicy, warm, heavy floral, mildly animal balsamic, vanilla like odour
Solubility slightly soluble in water
Solubility in ethanol moderately soluble
Boiling point (°C) 187-188° (14 mm Hg)
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max
Refractive index NA
Specific gravity NA
Other requirements mp: 40-41°
ID Test IR