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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Sodium 3-methoxy-4-hydroxycinnamate
Synonym(s) Ferulic acid, sodium salt;Cinnamic acid, 4-hydroxy-3-methoxy-, monosodium salt;3-(4-Hydroxy-3-methoxyphenol)-2-propenoic acid, monosodium salt
Latest JECFA evaluation 2010 (Session 73)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name sodium-3-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)acrylate
JECFA number 2014
CAS number 24276-84-4
FEMA number 3812
COE number
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 217.18
Chemical formula C10H10O4Na1
Physical form/odour Light yellow solid powder; Sweet clovey phenolic aroma
Solubility Soluble in water; insoluble in fats and oils
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) NA
Assay min % 93%
Acid value max
Refractive index NA
Specific gravity NA
Other requirements m.p. > 300° (starts to decompose ~175 °C); SC: 2-5% Vanillin