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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 3,7-Dimethyl-1,3,6-octatriene
Synonym(s) beta-Ocimene;Ocimene;trans-beta-Ocimene
Latest JECFA evaluation 2004 (Session 63)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 3,7-Dimethylocta-1,3(trans)-6-triene
JECFA number 1338
CAS number 13877-91-3
FEMA number 3539
COE number
FLAVIS number 01.018
Molecular weight 136.24
Chemical formula C10H16
Physical form/odour Colourless to straw-coloured mobile liquid; warm herbaceous aroma
Solubility Insoluble in water; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 177°
Assay min % 80%
Acid value max <1.0
Refractive index 1.478-1.491
Specific gravity 0.801-0.805
Other requirements SC: cis-beta-Ocimene