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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 2-Hexen-1-ol
Synonym(s) Leaf alcohol;gamma-Propyl allyl alcohol
Latest JECFA evaluation 2004 (Session 63)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Hex-2-enol
JECFA number 1354
CAS number 2305-21-7
FEMA number 2562
COE number
FLAVIS number 02.020
Molecular weight 100.16
Chemical formula C6H12O
Physical form/odour Almost colourless liquid; Strong, fruity-green aroma
Solubility Soluble in propylene glycol and most fixed oils; Very slightly soluble in water
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 158-160
Assay min % 95% (sum of cis/trans isomers)
Acid value max 2
Refractive index 1.437-1.442
Specific gravity 0.836-0.841
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