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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Hydroxycitronellal diethyl acetal
Synonym(s) 1,1-Diethoxy-3,7-dimethyl-7-octanol
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 8,8-Diethoxy-2,6-dimethyl-2-octanol
JECFA number 613
CAS number 7779-94-4
FEMA number 2584
COE number 44
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 246.39
Chemical formula C14H30O3
Physical form/odour colourless slightly oily liquid; delicate green floral taste
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in alcohol and oil
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 260°; 135° (3 mm Hg)
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.435-1.440
Specific gravity 0.902-0.908
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