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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Citronellal
Synonym(s) 2,3-Dihydrocitral;Rhodinal;beta-Citronellal;dl-Citronellal
Latest JECFA evaluation 2003 (Session 61)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 3,7-Dimethyl-6-octenal
JECFA number 1220
CAS number 106-23-0
FEMA number 2307
COE number
FLAVIS number 05.021
Molecular weight 154.25
Chemical formula C10H18O
Physical form/odour colourless to slightly yellow liquid; intense lemon-citronella-rose aroma
Solubility Insoluble in water, glycerol; slightly soluble in propylene glycol; soluble in fixed oils
Solubility in ethanol soluble
Boiling point (°C) 206°
Assay min % 85% (aldehydes as C10H18O)
Acid value max 3
Refractive index 1.446-1.456
Specific gravity 0.850-0.860
Other requirements SC: mixture of naturally occurring terpenoid materials - 1,8-cineole, 2-Isopropylidene-5-methylcyclohexanol, linalool, citronellyl acetate
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