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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring beta-Caryophyllene
Synonym(s) trans-Caryophyllene;Caryophyllene;(E)-Caryophylene
Latest JECFA evaluation 2004 (Session 63)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 4,11,11-Trimethyl-8-methylenebicyclo(7.2.0)undec-4(trans)-ene
JECFA number 1324
CAS number 87-44-5
FEMA number 2252
COE number
FLAVIS number 01.007
Molecular weight 204.36
Chemical formula C15H24
Physical form/odour Colourless to slightly yellow oily liquid; woody-spicy, dry, clove-like aroma
Solubility Insoluble in water; soluble in oils, ether
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 256°
Assay min % 80%
Acid value max <1.0
Refractive index 1.498-1.504
Specific gravity 0.899-0.908
Other requirements SC: C15H24 terpene hydrocarbons (eg. Valencene)
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