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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring L-Monomenthyl glutarate
Synonym(s) Pentadienoic acid, mono[5 methyl-2-1(1-methylethyl)cyclohexyl]ester, [1L];[1R(-)] Monomenthyl glutarate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2004 (Session 63)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name (L)-Monomenthane-3-yl carbonate
JECFA number 1414
CAS number 220621-22-7
FEMA number 4006
COE number
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 270.36
Chemical formula C15H26O4
Physical form/odour Clear viscous liquid; Minty, menthol-like aroma
Solubility Soluble in propylene glycol, ethyl acetate; Insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) >300°
Assay min % 72%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.465-1.471
Specific gravity 0.894-0.900 (20°)
Other requirements SC: dimenthyl glutarate; glutaric acid