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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Methyl eugenol
Synonym(s) 1,2-Dimethoxy-4-allylbenzene
Latest JECFA evaluation 2008 (Session 69)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 1,2-Dimethoxy-4(2-propenyl)-benzene
JECFA number 1790
CAS number 93-15-2
FEMA number 2475
COE number
FLAVIS number 04.012
Molecular weight 178.23
Chemical formula C11H14O2
Physical form/odour Colourless to pale yellow liquid; Clove-carnation aroma
Solubility Insoluble in water; soluble in most fixed oils; insoluble in glycerol and propylene glycol
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 249°
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.532-1.536
Specific gravity 1.032-1.036
Other requirements Safety evaluation not completed