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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Anisyl acetate
Synonym(s) Cassie ketone;p-Methoxybenzyl acetate;1-Methoxy-4-acetoxymethylbenzene
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 4-Methoxybenzyl acetate
JECFA number 873
CAS number 104-21-2
FEMA number 2098
COE number 209
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 180.2
Chemical formula C10H12O3
Physical form/odour colourless to pale yellow liquid with a floral, fruity, balsamic odour
Solubility insoluble in water, glycerol, propylene glycol; soluble in organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 235°
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.511-1.517
Specific gravity 1.104-1.111
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