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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring o-Methylanisole
Synonym(s) 2-Methoxytoluene;Methyl o-tolyl ether;o-Cresyl methyl ether;o-Methoxytoluene
Latest JECFA evaluation 2003 (Session 61)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 1-Methoxy-2-methylbenzene
JECFA number 1242
CAS number 578-58-5
FEMA number 2680
COE number
FLAVIS number 04.014
Molecular weight 122.17
Chemical formula C8H10O
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid, Pungent-floral, warm, but almost grassy note
Solubility Insoluble in water, soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol soluble
Boiling point (°C) 172°
Assay min % 99%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.518-1.522 (15.3°)
Specific gravity 0.983-0.986 (15.5°)
Other requirements