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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 6-Methylheptanal
Synonym(s) isooctan-1-al
Latest JECFA evaluation 2012 (Session 76)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 6-Methylheptanal
JECFA number 2174
CAS number 63885-09-6
FEMA number 4498
COE number
FLAVIS number 05.225
Molecular weight 128.21
Chemical formula C8H16O
Physical form/odour Clear colourless liquid; Citrusy green aroma
Solubility Practically insoluble to insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 162-163°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max 2
Refractive index 1.411-1.416
Specific gravity 0.806-0.816
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