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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 3-L-Menthoxypropane-1,2-diol
Synonym(s) 3-l-(p-Menthane-3-yloxy)-1,2-propanediol
Latest JECFA evaluation 2004 (Session 63)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 3-(1-Methoxy)propane-1,2-diol
JECFA number 1408
CAS number 87061-04-9
FEMA number 3784
COE number
FLAVIS number 02.224
Molecular weight 230.35
Chemical formula C13H26O3
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid; Minty, vanilla aroma
Solubility Soluble in fat; Very slightly soluble in water
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 121-125° (0.25 mm Hg)
Assay min % 99%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.472-1.476
Specific gravity 0.989-0.999
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