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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring beta-Naphthyl methyl ether
Synonym(s) beta-Naphthol methyl ether;Nerolin, yara yara;Yara yara;Nerolin I
Latest JECFA evaluation 2003 (Session 61)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2-Methoxynaphthalene
JECFA number 1257
CAS number 93-04-9
FEMA number
COE number
FLAVIS number 04.074
Molecular weight 158.2
Chemical formula C11H10O
Physical form/odour White shiny crystals, Intensely sweet, orange blossom Acacia-like aroma
Solubility Insoluble in water, miscible in oils
Solubility in ethanol soluble
Boiling point (°C) NA
Assay min % 99%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index NA
Specific gravity NA
Other requirements mp: 73-75°