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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Salicyladehyde
Synonym(s) Salicylal;o-Hydroxybenzaldehyde
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2-Hydroxybenzaldehyde
JECFA number 897
CAS number 90-02-8
FEMA number 3004
COE number 605
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 122.12
Chemical formula C7H6O2
Physical form/odour colourless to straw coloured oily liquid with a pungent, bitter, almond-like odour
Solubility slightly soluble in water; soluble in organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 196-197°
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max 10
Refractive index 1.570-1.576
Specific gravity 1.159-1.170
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