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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Nerolidol
Synonym(s) Methyl vinyl homogeranyl carbinol;3,7-11-Trimethyl-1,6-10-dodecatrien-3-ol
Latest JECFA evaluation 2007 (Session 68)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 3,7,11-Trimethyl-1,6(cis),10-dodecatrien-3-ol
JECFA number 1646
CAS number 7212-44-4
FEMA number 2772
COE number
FLAVIS number 02.018
Molecular weight 222.37
Chemical formula C15H26O
Physical form/odour Colourless or very pale straw-coloured oily liquid; Faint woody-floral, slightly rose apple aroma
Solubility Soluble in most fixed oils and propylene glycol; slightly soluble in water; insoluble in glycerol
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 275-277°
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.478-1.483
Specific gravity 0.872-0.879
Other requirements