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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 1-Hexadecanol
Synonym(s) Alcohol C-16
Latest JECFA evaluation 1997 (Session 49)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 1-Hexadecanol
JECFA number 114
CAS number 36653-82-4
FEMA number 2554
COE number 57
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 242.45
Chemical formula C16H34O
Physical form/odour white solid/odourless
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in ether
Solubility in ethanol 1 gm in 3ml 90% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 344°
Assay min % 97.0%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.4283 (78.9°)
Specific gravity 0.8152 (55°)
Other requirements Congealing Pt.: 46°C
ID Test IR