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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Methyl anisate
Synonym(s) Methyl p-methoxybenzoate;Methyl p-anisate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Methyl-4-methoxybenzoate
JECFA number 884
CAS number 121-98-2
FEMA number 2679
COE number 248
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 166.18
Chemical formula C9H10O3
Physical form/odour white crystals with a sweet, floral odour
Solubility very slightly soluble in water; soluble in organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol soluble
Boiling point (°C) 255°
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index NA
Specific gravity NA
Other requirements mp: 48°
ID Test IR