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Flavouring 1-Octen-3-ol
Synonym(s) Amyl vinyl carbinol
Matsutake alcohol
3-Octenol
n-Pentyl vinyl carbinol
Latest JECFA evaluation 2002 (Session 59)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Oct-1-en-3-ol
JECFA number 1152
CAS number 3391-86-4  
FEMA number 2805
COE number 72
FLAVIS number -
Molecular weight 128.21 
Chemical formula C8H16O  
Physical form/odour Colourless oily liquid; powerful sweet earthy odour with strong herbaceous note reminiscent of lavender-lavadin, rose and hay 
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in oils 
Solubility in ethanol Miscible at room temperature 
Boiling point (°C) 175-175.2°
Assay min % 96%
Acid value max -
Refractive index 1.431-1.442
Specific gravity 0.835-0.845
Other requirements -
ID Test NMR
Spectrum http://www.fao.org/ag/agn/jecfa-flav/img/img/1152.gif