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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Ethyl p-anisate
Synonym(s) Ethyl anisate;Ethyl p-methoxybenzoate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Ethyl-4-methoxybenzoate
JECFA number 885
CAS number 94-30-4
FEMA number 2420
COE number 249
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 180.2
Chemical formula C10H12O3
Physical form/odour colourless oily liquid with a light, fruity-floral, anise-like odour
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 270°
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.522-1.528
Specific gravity 1.101-1.105
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