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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 2-(l-Menthoxy)ethanol
Synonym(s) 2-(p-Menthan-3-yloxy) ethanol
Latest JECFA evaluation 2008 (Session 69)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2-[[5-Methyl-2-(1-methylethyl)cyclohexyl]oxy]-ethanol
JECFA number 1853
CAS number 38618-23-4
FEMA number 4154
COE number
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 200.36
Chemical formula C12H24O2
Physical form/odour Clear colourless viscous liquid; Minty aroma
Solubility Insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 99-100° (2 mm Hg)
Assay min % 99%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.457-1.467
Specific gravity 0.920-0.940
Other requirements