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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Lauric aldehyde
Synonym(s) Aldehyde C-12;Lauryl aldehyde
Latest JECFA evaluation 2003 (Session 61)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Dodecanal
JECFA number 110
CAS number 112-54-9
FEMA number 2615
COE number 99
FLAVIS number 05.011
Molecular weight 184.32
Chemical formula C12H24O
Physical form/odour colourless to light yellow liquid/fatty odour
Solubility soluble in alcohol, most fixed oils, propylene glycol (may be turbid); insoluble in glycerol, water
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 2 ml of 80% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 249°
Assay min % 92%
Acid value max 10
Refractive index 1.433-1.439
Specific gravity 0.826-0.836
Other requirements SC: tetradecanal, decanal, hexaecanal
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