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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Phenoxyacetic acid
Synonym(s) o-Phenylglycolic acid;Phenylium;P.O.A.;Phenoxyethanoic acid;Glycolic acid phenyl ether
Latest JECFA evaluation 2002 (Session 59)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Phenoxyacetic acid
JECFA number 1026
CAS number 122-59-8
FEMA number 2872
COE number 2005
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 152.15
Chemical formula C8H8O3
Physical form/odour Colourless needle-like crystals; sour sweet odour
Solubility Slightly soluble in water; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol Soluble at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 285°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max
Refractive index NA
Specific gravity NA
Other requirements m.p. 98-103°