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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 4-Methylbenzyl alcohol
Synonym(s) p-Tolylcarbinol;p-Tolualcohol;4-(Hydroxymethyl)toluene;4-Methylbenzenemethanol;(4-Methylphenyl)methanol
Latest JECFA evaluation 2010 (Session 73)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name p-tolylmethanol
JECFA number 2065
CAS number 589-18-4
FEMA number 4624
COE number
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 122.16
Chemical formula C8H10O
Physical form/odour White solid; Weak floral aroma
Solubility Practically insoluble or insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) NA
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index NA
Specific gravity NA
Other requirements m.p. = 55-63°
ID Test MS