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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Safrole
Synonym(s) 4-Allyl-1,2-methylenedioxylbenzene
Latest JECFA evaluation 2008 (Session 69)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 5-(2-Propenyl)-1,3-benzodioxole
JECFA number 1792
CAS number 94-59-7
FEMA number
COE number
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 162.19
Chemical formula C10H10O2
Physical form/odour Colourless to slightly yellow liquid; Sasafras aroma
Solubility Practically insoluble to insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 232-234°
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.537-1.540
Specific gravity 1.095-1.099
Other requirements Safety evaluation not completed
ID Test MS