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Flavouring Lauryl alcohol
Synonym(s) Alcohol C-12
Latest JECFA evaluation 1997 (Session 49)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 1-Dodecanol
JECFA number 109
CAS number 112-53-8  
FEMA number 2617
COE number 56
FLAVIS number -
Molecular weight 186.34 
Chemical formula C12H26O  
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid above 21°, fatty odour 
Solubility soluble in most fixed oils, propylene glycol; insoluble in glycerin, water 
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 3 ml 70% alcohol; remains clear to 10 ml 
Boiling point (°C) 259°
Assay min % 97.0%
Acid value max 1.0
Refractive index 1.440-1.444
Specific gravity 0.830-0.836
Other requirements Solidification Pt.: > 21°
ID Test IR
Spectrum http://www.fao.org/ag/agn/jecfa-flav/img/img/109.gif