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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Valencene
Synonym(s) 4.beta.H,5.alpha.-Eremophila-1(10),11-diene
Latest JECFA evaluation 2004 (Session 63)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 1,2-Dimethyl--9-isopropylene-bicyclo(4.4.0)dec-5-ene
JECFA number 1337
CAS number 997297
FEMA number 3443
COE number
FLAVIS number 01.017
Molecular weight 204.36
Chemical formula C15H24
Physical form/odour Colourless to pale yellow oily liquid
Solubility Insoluble in water; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol Insoluble
Boiling point (°C) 123° (11mm Hg)
Assay min % 94%
Acid value max <1.0
Refractive index 1.498-1.508
Specific gravity 0.914-0.919
Other requirements SC: Other sesquiterpenes