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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Piperonal
Synonym(s) Heliotropin;Piperonylaldehyde
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 3,4-Methylenedioxybenzaldehyde
JECFA number 896
CAS number 120-57-0
FEMA number 2911
COE number 104
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 150.13
Chemical formula C8H6O3
Physical form/odour white or colourless crystals with a sweet, floral, spicy odour
Solubility slightly soluble in water; soluble in organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol freely soluble
Boiling point (°C) 263°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max 3
Refractive index NA
Specific gravity NA
Other requirements mp: 37°
ID Test IR