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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 2,5-Xylenol
Synonym(s) 1-Hydroxy-2,5-dimethylbenzene
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2,5-Xylenol
JECFA number 706
CAS number 95-87-4
FEMA number 3595
COE number 537
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 122.17
Chemical formula C8H10O
Physical form/odour Colourless crystalline solid; Colourless needles
Solubility slightly soluble to soluble in water; soluble in fat
Solubility in ethanol moderately soluble
Boiling point (°C) 211-212°
Assay min % 99%
Acid value max
Refractive index NA
Specific gravity NA
Other requirements mp: 70° (minimum)
ID Test IR