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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Anisyl alcohol
Synonym(s) Anisalcohol;Anise alcohol;Anisic alcohol
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 4-Methoxybenzyl alcohol
JECFA number 871
CAS number 105-13-5
FEMA number 2099
COE number 66
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 138.17
Chemical formula C8H10O2
Physical form/odour colourless to slightly yellow liquid or opaque crystalline mass with a mild, sweet, floral odour
Solubility insoluble in water; poorly soluble in glycols, glycerol; soluble in organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible above 20
Boiling point (°C) 259°
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.540-1.547
Specific gravity 1.107-1.115
Other requirements mp: 24-25°
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