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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Guaiacyl phenylacetate
Synonym(s) Guaiacol phenylacetate;o-Methoxyphenol phenylacetate;o-Methylcatechol phenylacetate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2-Methoxyphenyl phenylacetate
JECFA number 719
CAS number 4112-89-4
FEMA number 2535
COE number 238
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 242.27
Chemical formula C15H14O3
Physical form/odour Amber viscous liquid. When pure it forms colourless crystals with heavy, rather dry, woody, herbaceous odour
Solubility insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol very soluble
Boiling point (°C) 201° (2 mm Hg)
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index NA
Specific gravity NA
Other requirements mp: 40-43°
ID Test IR