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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 8-Methylnonanal
Synonym(s) Isodecanal, Isodecaldehyde
Latest JECFA evaluation 2018 (Session 86)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 8-Methylnonanal
JECFA number 2239
CAS number 3085-26-5
FEMA number 4803
COE number
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 156.27
Chemical formula C10H20O
Physical form/odour Colorless, transparent liquid/Sweet aroma of fruit with green notes
Solubility very slightly soluble
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 196-197 °
Assay min % >95%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.4256 - 1.4260
Specific gravity 0.8227 - 0.8231 (20 °)
Other requirements
ID Test MS, 1H-NMR, 13C-NMR