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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Tetramethylethylcyclohexenone (mixture of isomers)
Latest JECFA evaluation 2002 (Session 59)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Mixture of 5-Ethyl-2,3,4,5-tetramethyl-2-cyclohexen-1-one and 5-Ethyl-3,4,5,6-tetramethyl-2-cyclohexen-1-one
JECFA number 1111
CAS number 17369-60-7
FEMA number 3061
COE number 168
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 180.29
Chemical formula C12H20O
Physical form/odour Almost colourless, oily liquid; warm carmellic fruity,spicy odour; pleasant carmellic fruity flavor
Solubility slightly soluble in water;soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol Miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 113-115°
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.485-1.490
Specific gravity 0.927-0.934
Other requirements [29% 5-ethyl-2,3,4,5- and 68% 5-ethyl-3,4,5,6-]