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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring dl-Citronellol
Synonym(s) beta-Citronellol;2,3-Dihydrogeraniol;Cephrol;Dihydrogeraniol;2,6-Dimethyl-2-octen-8-ol
Latest JECFA evaluation 2003 (Session 61)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 3,7-Dimethyl-6-octenol
JECFA number 1219
CAS number 106-22-9
FEMA number 2309
COE number
FLAVIS number 02.011
Molecular weight 156.27
Chemical formula C10H20O
Physical form/odour colourless oily liquid; rose-like aroma
Solubility Insoluble in glycerol; slightly soluble in water; soluble in most fixed oils, propylene glycol
Solubility in ethanol soluble
Boiling point (°C) 225°
Assay min % 90% (total alcohols as C10H20O)
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.454-1.462
Specific gravity 0.850-0.860
Other requirements SC: di-unsaturated and saturated C10 alcohols, citronellyl acetate, citronellal
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