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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring p-Menthane-3,8-diol
Synonym(s) 2-Hydroxy-alpha,alpha,4-trimethylcyclohexane methanol
Latest JECFA evaluation 2004 (Session 63)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name p-Menthane-3,8-diol
JECFA number 1416
CAS number 42822-86-6
FEMA number 4053
COE number
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 172.27
Chemical formula C10H20O2
Physical form/odour Opaque white crystals; Minty, herbaceous, Eucalyptus-like aroma
Solubility Slightly soluble in water
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C)
Assay min % 99%
Acid value max
Refractive index
Specific gravity
Other requirements mp: 34-35°
ID Test IR