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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 1-(p-Methoxyphenyl)-2-propanone
Synonym(s) Anisyl methyl ketone;4-Methoxyphenylacetone;Anisic ketone
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 1-(4-Methoxyphenyl)-2-propanone
JECFA number 813
CAS number 122-84-9
FEMA number 2674
COE number 11836
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 164.21
Chemical formula C10H12O2
Physical form/odour colourless oily liquid with an anise type odour
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in oils, organic solvents
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 260° (minimum)
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.520-1.530
Specific gravity 1.067-1.073
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