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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Octanal
Synonym(s) Caprylic aldehyde;Aldehyde C-8
Latest JECFA evaluation 2003 (Session 61)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Octanal
JECFA number 98
CAS number 124-13-0
FEMA number 2797
COE number 97
FLAVIS number 05.009
Molecular weight 128.21
Chemical formula C8H16O
Physical form/odour colourless to light yellow liquid/fatty-orange odour
Solubility soluble in alcohol, most fixed oils, propylene glycol; insoluble in glycerol
Solubility in ethanol 1ml in 2ml of 70% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 171°
Assay min % 92%
Acid value max 10
Refractive index 1.417-1.425
Specific gravity 0.810-0.830
Other requirements SC: 2-methylheptanal
ID Test IR