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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Borneol
Synonym(s) 2-Bornanol;Bornyl alcohol;Borneo camphor;2-Camphanol
Latest JECFA evaluation 2004 (Session 63)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 1,7,7-Trimethyl-bicyclo(2.2.1)heptan-2-ol
JECFA number 1385
CAS number 507-70-0
FEMA number 2157
COE number
FLAVIS number 02.016
Molecular weight 154.25
Chemical formula C10H18O
Physical form/odour White to off-white crystals; piney camphoraceous aroma
Solubility Slightly soluble in proylene glycol; Very slightly soluble in water; Insoluble in vegatable oils
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C)
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max
Refractive index
Specific gravity
Other requirements mp: 202°; Minimum assay value may include isoborneol and other isomers of borneol as well as trace amounts of fenchyl alcohol and other C10H18O compounds
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