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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring trans-2-Heptenal
Synonym(s) beta-Butylacrolein;2-Heptenic aldehyde
Latest JECFA evaluation 2004 (Session 63)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Hept-2(trans)-enal
JECFA number 1360
CAS number 18829-55-5
FEMA number 3165
COE number
FLAVIS number 05.150
Molecular weight 112.17
Chemical formula C7H12O
Physical form/odour Colourless mobile liquid; Pungent green, somewhat fatty aroma
Solubility Soluble in oils; Insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 165-167°
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max 5
Refractive index 1.428-1.434
Specific gravity 0.857-0.863
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