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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Citronellyl isobutyrate
Synonym(s) 3,7-Dimethyl-7-octen-1-yl isobutyrate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2003 (Session 61)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 3,7-Dimethyl-6-octen-1-yl-2-methyl propanoate
JECFA number 71
CAS number 97-89-2
FEMA number 2313
COE number 296
FLAVIS number 09.421
Molecular weight 226.36
Chemical formula C14H26O2
Physical form/odour colourless liquid/rosy-fruity odour
Solubility miscible with alcohol, chloroform, ether, most fixed oils; insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 6 ml 80% alcohol gives clear soln
Boiling point (°C) 249°
Assay min % 92% (total esters)
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.440-1.448
Specific gravity 0.870-0.880
Other requirements SC: citronellol
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