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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring (E,Z)-Phytol
Latest JECFA evaluation 2008 (Session 69)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name (2E,7R,11R)-3,7,11,15-Tetramethyl-2-hexadecen-1-ol
JECFA number 1832
CAS number 150-86-7
FEMA number 4196
COE number 10302
FLAVIS number 02.204
Molecular weight 296.54
Chemical formula C20H40O
Physical form/odour Colourless to yellow viscous liquid; Faint floral aroma
Solubility Practically insoluble to insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 131-132° (0.1 mm Hg)
Assay min % 95% (E-isomer 65% and Z-isomer 34%)
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.460-1.466
Specific gravity 0.847-0.863
Other requirements
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