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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring o-(Ethoxymethyl)phenol
Synonym(s) alpha-Ethoxy-o-cresol;o-Hydroxybenzyl ethyl ether;2-(Ethoxymethyl)hydroxybenzene
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name o-(Ethoxymethyl)phenol
JECFA number 714
CAS number 20920-83-6
FEMA number 3485
COE number 11905
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 152.19
Chemical formula C9H12O2
Physical form/odour Colourless to yellowish oily liquid, sweet smokey, vanillic odour
Solubility slightly soluble in water; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible
Boiling point (°C) 111-113° (20 mm Hg)
Assay min % 99%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.517-1.523
Specific gravity 1.047-1.052
Other requirements
ID Test MS