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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 2-Methoxy-(3,5 or 6)-methylpyrazine
Synonym(s) 2 or 5 or 6-Methoxy-3-methyl-1,4-diazine
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Mixture of 2-Methoxy-3-methylpyrazine and 2-Methoxy-5-methylpyrazine and 2-Methoxy-6-methylpyrazine
JECFA number 788
CAS number 2847-30-5; 2882-22-6;2882-21-5
FEMA number 3183
COE number 2266
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 124.14
Chemical formula C6H8ON2
Physical form/odour colourless to slight yellow liquid with a roasted hazelnut, almond, peanut odour
Solubility soluble in water, organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 80-85° (10 mm Hg)
Assay min % 97% (sum of isomers)
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.505-1.510
Specific gravity 1.060-1.090
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