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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Nerol
Synonym(s) cis-2,6-Dimethyl-2,6-octadien-8-ol;(Z)-Geraniol;(Z)-Nerol;beta-Nerol;Neryl alcohol;Neraniol;cis-3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadien-1-ol;cis-Geraniol
Latest JECFA evaluation 2003 (Session 61)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name (2Z)-3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadienol
JECFA number 1224
CAS number 106-25-2
FEMA number 2770
COE number
FLAVIS number 02.058
Molecular weight 154.25
Chemical formula C10H18O
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid; fresh, sweet, rose-like aroma
Solubility Insoluble in water; soluble in chloroform, ether, most fixed oils
Solubility in ethanol soluble
Boiling point (°C) 227°
Assay min % 95% (of total alcohols as C10H18O)
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.467-1.478
Specific gravity 0.875-0.880
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