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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Geraniol
Synonym(s) 2,6-Dimethyl-2,6-octadien-8-ol;(E)-Geraniol;(E)-Nerol;beta-Geraniol;Geranyl alcohol;Lemonol;trans-3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadien-1-ol
Latest JECFA evaluation 2003 (Session 61)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name (2E)-3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadienol
JECFA number 1223
CAS number 106-24-1
FEMA number 2507
COE number
FLAVIS number 02.012
Molecular weight 154.25
Chemical formula C10H18O
Physical form/odour Colourless 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) 230°
Assay min % 88% (total alcohols as C10H18O)
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.469-1.478
Specific gravity 0.870-0.885
Other requirements SC: citronellyl, neryl, and geranyl acetate esters
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