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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring p-Methoxybenzaldehyde
Synonym(s) p-Anisaldehyde;Anisic aldehyde;Aubepine
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 4-Methoxybenzaldehyde
JECFA number 878
CAS number 123-11-5
FEMA number 2670
COE number 130
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 136.15
Chemical formula C8H8O2
Physical form/odour colourless to slightly yellow liquid with a Intensely sweet, floral odour
Solubility poorly soluble in water, glycols, glycerol; soluble in organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 248°
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max 6
Refractive index 1.568-1.574
Specific gravity 1.115-1.123
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