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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring p-Mentha-1,3-diene
Synonym(s) alpha-Terpinene;Terpilene;1-Isopropyl-4-methyl-1,3-cyclohexadiene;1-Methyl-4-(1-methylethyl)-1,3-cyclohexadiene
Latest JECFA evaluation 2004 (Session 63)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name p-Mentha-1,3-diene
JECFA number 1339
CAS number 99-86-5
FEMA number 3558
COE number
FLAVIS number 01.019
Molecular weight 136.24
Chemical formula C10H16
Physical form/odour Colourless oily liquid; refreshing, lemony-citrus aroma
Solubility Insoluble in water; soluble in most fixed oils
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 173°
Assay min % 89%
Acid value max <1.0
Refractive index 1.475-1.480
Specific gravity 0.833-0.838
Other requirements SC: 1,4- and 1,8-cineole; Minimum assay value may include traces of limonene, alpha and beta pinene and other common C10H16 terpenes