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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Neryl butyrate
Latest JECFA evaluation 1997 (Session 49)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name cis-3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadien-1-yl butanoate
JECFA number 67
CAS number 999-40-6
FEMA number 2774
COE number 505
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 224.34
Chemical formula C14H24O2
Physical form/odour colourless to pale yellow liquid/sweet, leafy, floral odour
Solubility soluble in alcohol; insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 6 ml 80% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 239 - 240°
Assay min % 98.0%
Acid value max 0.7
Refractive index 1.4539-1.4650
Specific gravity 0.898-0.910
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