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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Menthyl formate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2018 (Session 86)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2-isopropyl-5-methylcyclohexyl formate
JECFA number 2246
CAS number 2230-90-2
FEMA number 4509
COE number
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 184.28
Chemical formula C11H20O2
Physical form/odour Clear colorless liquid/Sweet minty aroma
Solubility Practically insoluble to insoluble
Solubility in ethanol Sparingly soluble
Boiling point (°C) 219-220°
Assay min % >95%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.446-1.452
Specific gravity 0.933-0.939
Other requirements racemic mixture
ID Test MS, IR