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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Farnesol
Synonym(s) Farnesyl alcohol
Latest JECFA evaluation 2003 (Session 61)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 3,7,11-Trimethyl-2,6,10-dodecatrien-1-ol
JECFA number 1230
CAS number 4602-84-0
FEMA number 2478
COE number
FLAVIS number 02.029
Molecular weight 222.37
Chemical formula C15H26O
Physical form/odour Slightly yellow to colourless liquid; mild, oily, floral aroma
Solubility Insoluble in water; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol soluble
Boiling point (°C) 263°
Assay min % 96% of C15H26O (sum of isomers)
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.487-1.492
Specific gravity 0.884-0.889
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