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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring (Z)-2-Hexen-1-ol
Synonym(s) (Z)-2-Hexenol;cis-beta-gamma-Hexenol
Latest JECFA evaluation 2004 (Session 63)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Hex-2(cis)-enol
JECFA number 1374
CAS number 928-94-9
FEMA number 3924
COE number
FLAVIS number 02.156
Molecular weight 100.16
Chemical formula C6H12O
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid; Green aroma
Solubility Soluble in fats; Insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 65° (0.5 mm Hg)
Assay min % 92%
Acid value max 2
Refractive index 1.437-1.445
Specific gravity 0.845-0.853
Other requirements SC: (E)-2-Hexen-1-ol