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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Camphene
Synonym(s) 2,2-Dimethyl-3-methylenebicyclo[2.2.1]heptane;3,3-Dimethyl-2-methylenenorcamphane;2,2-Dimethyl-3-methylenenorbornane
Latest JECFA evaluation 2004 (Session 63)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Camphene
JECFA number 1323
CAS number 79-92-5
FEMA number 2229
COE number
FLAVIS number 01.009
Molecular weight 136.24
Chemical formula C10H16
Physical form/odour Colourless crystalline solid; mild, oil-camphoraceous aroma
Solubility Insoluble in water; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C)
Assay min % 80%
Acid value max <1.0
Refractive index
Specific gravity
Other requirements SC: C15H24 terpene hydrocarbons (eg. Valencene); Minimum assay value may include traces of limonene, myrcene, alpha and beta pinene and other common C10H16 terpenes; mp: 52°