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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring p-Tolylacetaldehyde
Synonym(s) Syringa aldehyde;p-Methylphenylacetaldehyde
Latest JECFA evaluation 2002 (Session 59)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name (4-Methylpentyl)acetaldehyde
JECFA number 1023
CAS number 104-09-6
FEMA number 3071
COE number 130
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 134.18
Chemical formula C9H10O
Physical form/odour Colourless oily liquid; powerful, refreshing, green-fruity, forest like, sweet floral odour
Solubility Insoluble in water; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol Miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 210°
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max 10
Refractive index 1.530-1.549
Specific gravity 1.010-1.016
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