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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 2-Hydroxy-5-methylacetophenone
Synonym(s) Acetophenone, 2'-hydroxy-5'-methyl-;2-Acetyl-4-methylphenol;o-Acetyl-p-cresol
Latest JECFA evaluation 2010 (Session 73)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 1-(2-hydroxy-5-methylphenyl)ethanone
JECFA number 2045
CAS number 1450-72-2
FEMA number 4594
COE number
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 150.17
Chemical formula C9H10O2
Physical form/odour Colourless to pale yellow solid; Sweet heavy-floral somewhat herbaceous aroma
Solubility Practically insoluble or insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) NA
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max
Refractive index NA
Specific gravity NA
Other requirements m.p. = 45-48°
ID Test MS