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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Benzaldehyde dimethyl acetal
Synonym(s) alpha-,alpha-Dimethoxytoluene
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name (Dimethoxymethyl)benzene
JECFA number 837
CAS number 1125-88-8
FEMA number 2128
COE number 37
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 152.2
Chemical formula C9H12O2
Physical form/odour colourless liquid with a sweet, floral-almond odour
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 198°
Assay min % 96%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.488-1.496
Specific gravity 1.007-1.020
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