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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Vanillyl alcohol
Synonym(s) 4-Hydroxy-3-methoxybenzyl alcohol
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 4-Hydroxy-3-methoxybenzyl alcohol
JECFA number 886
CAS number 498-00-0
FEMA number 3737
COE number 690
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 154.17
Chemical formula C8H10O3
Physical form/odour white or colourless crystals with a mild, sweet, balsamic, vanilla-like odour
Solubility soluble in hot water, organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol soluble
Boiling point (°C) (decomposes at the melting point)
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max
Refractive index NA
Specific gravity NA
Other requirements mp: 115°
ID Test IR