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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Tolualdehydes (mixed o,m,p)
Synonym(s) Tolyl aldehyde (mixed o,m,p);Toluic aldehyde (mixed o,m,p)
Latest JECFA evaluation 2002 (Session 59)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Mixture of o-Methylbenzaldehyde and m-Methylbenzaldehyde and p-Methylbenzaldehyde
JECFA number 866
CAS number 1334-78-7
FEMA number 3068
COE number 115
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 120.15
Chemical formula C8H8O
Physical form/odour colourless oily liquid with a sweet, herbaceous, bitter-almond odour
Solubility very slightly soluble in water; soluble in organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 198°
Assay min % 95% (sum of o,m,p- isomers)
Acid value max 10
Refractive index 1.540-1.549
Specific gravity 1.013-1.029
Other requirements
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