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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Decanal
Synonym(s) Aldehyde C-10;Capraldehyde
Latest JECFA evaluation 2003 (Session 61)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Decanal
JECFA number 104
CAS number 112-31-2
FEMA number 2362
COE number 98
FLAVIS number 05.010
Molecular weight 156.27
Chemical formula C10H20O
Physical form/odour colourless to light yellow liquid/fatty, floral-orange odour on dilution
Solubility miscible with alcohol, fixed oils, propylene glycol (may be turbid); insoluble in glycerol, water
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 1 ml of 80% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 209°
Assay min % 92%
Acid value max 10
Refractive index 1.426-1.430
Specific gravity 0.823-0.832
Other requirements SC: methylnonanal
ID Test IR