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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Phenylacetaldehyde dimethyl acetal
Synonym(s) Vertodor;Viridine;P.A.D.M.A.;Rosal
Latest JECFA evaluation 2002 (Session 59)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 1,1-Dimethoxy-2-phenylethane
JECFA number 1003
CAS number 101-48-4
FEMA number 2876
COE number 40
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 166.22
Chemical formula C10H14O2
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid; powerful green-earthy, flower stem like odour
Solubility Insoluble in water; soluble in oils, propylene glycol
Solubility in ethanol 1 mL in 2 mL 70% ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 219°
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.492-1.498
Specific gravity 1.000-1.006
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