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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Nonyl alcohol
Synonym(s) Pelargonic alcohol;Alcohol C-9
Latest JECFA evaluation 1997 (Session 49)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 1-Nonanol
JECFA number 100
CAS number 143-08-8
FEMA number 2789
COE number 55
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 144.26
Chemical formula C9H20O
Physical form/odour colourless liquid/rose-citrus odour
Solubility miscible with alcohol, chloroform, ether; insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 3 ml 60% alcohol gives clear soln
Boiling point (°C) 213°
Assay min % 97.0%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.431-1.435
Specific gravity 0.824-0.830
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