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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Veratraldehyde
Synonym(s) Methyl vanillin;Veratric aldehyde;Protocatechualdehyde dimethyl ether;Vanillin methyl ether
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 3,4-Dimethyloxybenzaldehyde
JECFA number 877
CAS number 120-14-9
FEMA number 3109
COE number 106
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 166.18
Chemical formula C9H10O3
Physical form/odour white crystalline solid
Solubility insoluble in cold water; soluble in hot water oils
Solubility in ethanol soluble
Boiling point (°C) 281°
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max 2
Refractive index NA
Specific gravity NA
Other requirements mp: 42-45°
ID Test IR