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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Methyl o-methoxybenzoate
Synonym(s) Methyl salicylate methyl ether;Dimethyl salicylate;Methyl o-anisate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Methyl-2-methoxybenzoate
JECFA number 880
CAS number 606-45-1
FEMA number 2717
COE number 2192
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 166.18
Chemical formula C9H10O3
Physical form/odour colourless or pale yellow liquid with a warm, herbaceous, floral, spicy odour
Solubility very slightly soluble in water; soluble in organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 246°
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.529-1.537
Specific gravity 1.144-1.160
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