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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring p-Isopropylbenzyl alcohol
Synonym(s) Cumin alcohol;Cuminol;Cuminyl alcohol;p-Cymen-7-ol;Cuminic alcohol
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 4-Isopropylbenzyl alcohol
JECFA number 864
CAS number 536-60-7
FEMA number 2933
COE number 88
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 150.22
Chemical formula C10H14O
Physical form/odour colourless to pale yellow oily liquid with a spicy, caraway-like odour
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 248°
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.518-1.525
Specific gravity 0.974-0.982
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