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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Vanillin acetate
Synonym(s) Acetylvanillin;3-Methoxy-4-acetoxybenzaldehyde
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 4-Acetoxy-3-methoxybenzaldehyde
JECFA number 890
CAS number 881-68-5
FEMA number 3108
COE number 225
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 194.19
Chemical formula C10H10O4
Physical form/odour colourless needles of plates with a mild creamy, balsamic, vanilla odour
Solubility slightly soluble in water; soluble in organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol soluble
Boiling point (°C) 148° (10 mm Hg)
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index NA
Specific gravity NA
Other requirements mp: 77-79°
ID Test IR