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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Bisabolene
Synonym(s) g-Bisabolene;2-Heptene, 2-methyl-6-(4-methyl-3-cyclohexen-1-ylidene)-
Latest JECFA evaluation 2004 (Session 63)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 6-Methyl-2-(4-methylcyclohex-3-enyldiene)hept-5-ene
JECFA number 1336
CAS number 495-62-5
FEMA number 3331
COE number
FLAVIS number 01.016
Molecular weight 204.36
Chemical formula C15H24
Physical form/odour Colourless slightly viscous oil; pleasant, warm sweet-spicy-balsamic aroma
Solubility Insoluble in water; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol Insoluble
Boiling point (°C) 262°
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max <1.0
Refractive index 1.493-1.497
Specific gravity 0.850-0.858
Other requirements