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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Neryl acetate
Latest JECFA evaluation 1997 (Session 49)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name cis-3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadien-1-yl-acetate
JECFA number 59
CAS number 141-12-8
FEMA number 2773
COE number 2061
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 196.29
Chemical formula C12H20O2
Physical form/odour colourless to pale yellow liquid/sweet, floral odour
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 1 ml 95% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 134° (25 mm Hg)
Assay min % 96.0%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.458-1.464
Specific gravity 0.905-0.914
Other requirements
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