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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 4-Hydroxybenzaldehyde
Synonym(s) p-Formylphenol;p-Hydroxybenzaldehyde;4-Formylphenol
Latest JECFA evaluation 2002 (Session 59)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 4-Hydroxybenzaldehyde
JECFA number 956
CAS number 123-08-0
FEMA number 3984
COE number
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 122.12
Chemical formula C7H6O2
Physical form/odour Beige powder; vanillic/nutty odour
Solubility slightly soluble in water; soluble in organic solvents
Solubility in ethanol freely soluble
Boiling point (°C) NA
Assay min % 99
Acid value max 2
Refractive index NA
Specific gravity NA
Other requirements m.p. 116°[sublimes at atmospheric pressure]
ID Test IR