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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Vanillylidene acetone
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 4-(4-Hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)but-3-en-2-one
JECFA number 732
CAS number 1080-12-2
FEMA number 3738
COE number 691
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 192.21
Chemical formula C11H12O3
Physical form/odour Yellowish, needle like crystals, sweet warm and tenacious odour
Solubility slightly soluble in water
Solubility in ethanol moderately soluble
Boiling point (°C) decomposes
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max
Refractive index NA
Specific gravity NA
Other requirements mp: 129-130°
ID Test IR