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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Myrcene
Synonym(s) 7-Methyl-3-methylene-1,6-octadiene;2-Methyl-6-methylene-2,7-octadiene;3-Methylene-7-methyl-1,6-octadiene
Latest JECFA evaluation 2004 (Session 63)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 7-Methyl-3-methyeneocta-1,6-diene
JECFA number 1327
CAS number 123-35-3
FEMA number 2762
COE number
FLAVIS number 01.008
Molecular weight 136.24
Chemical formula C10H16
Physical form/odour Colourless or very pale straw-coloured mobile liquid; sweet balsamic aroma
Solubility Insoluble in water; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 166-167°
Assay min % 90%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.466-1.471
Specific gravity 0.789-0.793
Other requirements SC: C15H24 terpene hydrocarbons (eg. Valencene); Minimum assay value may include traces of limonene, alpha and beta pinene and other common C10H16 terpenes